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( ATALOGUE 

OF THE 

COT.LP]CTTOX OF AUTOGRAIMT 
LETTEllS AN 1)11 IS TORK A L 

Documents 

OF 

GERALD E. ITART 

The Historian of Montreal. Author of "The Fall of New France," etc. 

COMl'RISING 

A most Remarkable Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the 
Early History and Settlement of Canada. Among them arc specimens 
of Amherst (describing the capture of Montreal), De Callicre, 
Fronlenac, lolliet, Sir Lewis Kirke, Levis, Montcalm, 
Tracy, Van Couver, Vaudrueil, Winslow and Wolfe, 
and many Important Documents relating to 
Montreal, (.juebec, Toronto, the Expul- 
sion of the Acadiatis, and the 
Walker and Louisbourg 
Expeditions; 

A I. so 

A Fine Assortment of English and Foreign Autographs, comprising Queen 

Anne, Robert Hums, Charles L, Charles IL, Queen Elixabeth, 

Ferdinand and Isabella, Henry VIL, Henry VIII., Gustavus 

Horn, James I., Louis XL, Louis XIV., Marie 

Antoinette (A. L. S.), Sir Isaac Newton, 

Richelieu, Sir Walter Scott, W. M. 

Thackeray and Voltaire; 

ALSO 

Many Fine American Colonial Autographs, including Gov Bellingham, 

Sir George Clinton, Cadwallader Colden, George Crrrhan, 

Benjamin Faneuil, Sir John Leverett, William Fenn, 

Amerigo Vespucci and Conrad Weiser; 

ALSO 

Important Revolutionary Items, including (Jen. Benedict Arnold, Joseph 

Brant, Count De Grasse, Admiral Estaing, Thomas Gage, Sir 

William Howe, Lafayette, Rochambeau, Geti.John Thomas, 

Joseph Warren and George Washington, 

And a number of Fine Old English Broadsides, and American Colonial 
and Revolutionary Newspapers. 



TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION 



Wednesday and Tlinrsday, February 2]tli and 28tli, 1895 

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NOTE. 



GERALD E. HART, of Montreal, the author of the " Fall 
of New France," has long been prominent in historical 
circles in Canada. He has devoted years to investigation, 
and wherever possible has gathered from Europe and in this 
country autograph letters and historical documents, illus- 
trating the history of Canada. No one knew better than he 
did what was most desirable, and the splendid result is seen 
in this catalogue. It ought to be kept intact and rest in 
some Canadian libn.ry, but it happens otherwise, and so 
collectors will have a chance to secure the good things. As 
Canada and the other American Colonies were united before 
the Revolution, so Mr. Hart has united them in his collec- 
tion, and there will be found many fine American Colonial 
and Revolutionary autographs. 

Many of the names catalogued have never been catalogued 
previously at any sale. The historical documents are, of 
course, unique. It is an opportunity which will probably 
never occur again. 



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CATALOGUE. 



FARLY CANADIAN AUTOGRAPHS. 



1 A BERCROMBIE, Maj.-Gkn. Jamks. Commaiuler-in- 
l\ Chief. Defeated at Ticonderuga. D. S. Foliu. 

Albany, 1758. 

2 Abraham, John. Owner of the Plains of Abraham, where 

fell Wolfe and Montcalm. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Quebec, 
1694. 

3 AcADiANS. D. S. Folio. 1764. 

Copy of an a^jreeniunt between the Indians of lieeaneour and the 
Acadians of Lake St. I'aul, Three Rivers, 7 August, 17(14. 

4 Adhemar. Nottaire Royale D. S. 10 pp. folio. Three 

Rivers, June, 1672. 

Refers to Ciiarles Iluault de Montm.igny, Governor of ('anada, 
and I. a Conipagnie de la Nouveile France. 

5 Ai.Kxis (Sistkr). Superior of the General Hospital, Mon- 

treal. D. S. 4to. 1775. 

6 Ameau, Severin. Nottaire Royal. I). S. 6 pp. folio. 

Three Rivers, 1691. 
Deed of Portage. 

7 Amherst, Sir Jekf. Commander-in-Chief. D. S. F'olio. 

New York, 4tli Dec, 1760. 

Authorizing Colonel Montgomery to draw £s> 543 7s.f'd. for expenses 
incurred by his battalion while invading Canada on behalf of the 
British. This same Colonel Richard .Montgomery in 1775 invaded 
Canada as commander of the American forces, and was killed in battle 
at Quebec. 



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8 Amiikrsi', Sir Jkkk. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to, 1776. 

Appointin^j an ensign to the Royal American Rejj;iment. 

9 AMIIKRST, Sir Jih-krv. L. S. 3 pp. folio. Camp at 

Montreal, gtli Septeiiiber, 1760. 

'I"o l.t.-Ciovernor llaniiiton. 

An extremely interesting historical letter, written the day after 
Montreal was surrenilered to him by the French. "The troops 
" being formed and the light artillery brought up the army lay on 
" their arms the night of the f)th, and on the 7th in the morning 2 
" oM'icers came to an advanced I'ost, with a letter from the .Man|uis 
" de Vaudreuil, referring me to what one of them, Colonel Hougain- 
" ville, had to say. The conversation ended with a cessation of arms 
" till 12 o'clock — when the proposals were brought in. Soon after I 
" returned them with the terms I was willing to grant, which both 
" the .Marquis de Vaudreuil and Mons. de Levis the Krench deneral 
" were very strenuous to have softened. This occasioned sundry 
"letters to pass i)etween us— during the day iis well as the night; 
" (when the army again lay on their arms — ) Hut as 1 would not on 
"any account deviate in the least from my original conditions, and 
" insisted on an immediate and categorical answer .Mon's 1)' \'au- 
" dreuii soon after daybreak notified to me that he hail determined 
" to accept of them; and two setts of them, were accordingly signed 
" by him and me — and exchanged yesterday, when t'olonel llaldi- 
" niand with the (Irenadiers and Light Infantry of the army took 
" possession of one of the gates of the Town i^: is this day to pro- 
" ceed in fuitilling the articles of the capitulation, by which the French 
" troops are all to lay down their arms and are not to serve during 
" the continuance of the present war and are to be sent back to old 
" France as are also the Governors and principal officers of the l.egis- 
" laturcof the whole country, which I have now the satisf.-iction to 
" inform you is already yielded to the Dominion of His N'lajesty — on 
"which interesting and happy event I most sincerely congratulate 
" you," &c., &c. 

10 Amhkkst, Sir Jekiery. Three L. S. 4to and folio. 

1760-61-62. Written from New York, in relation to 
various military matters. 3 pieces. 



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II DEAUHARNAIS, Charles, Marquis de. Governor- 
General of Canada, 17 26-1 747. L. S. i p. 4to. 

Quebec, 1734. 

Sending a chief of the Fox Indian tribe to Martinique, and stating 
that he has passed as an intrepid warrior in engagements against our 
enemy. Signed also by the Intendant Hocquart, 



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CRRAJ.D E. HART, 7 

12 Bki.i.k,isi-r, Dukf. he. Field Marshal of France. L. S. 

4to. 1747- 

Prominent in fanadian history as iiaving received tiit deputations 
from the Colonial Government of Canada during tlie Krencli War. 

13 Hk.rmkn, De La Martinieki.. Lieutenant-("ieneral of 

(,)uel)ec. D. S. 24 pp. folio. 1710. Inventory of 
his effects made at the Death of his first Wife. Also 
signed by Jean De Masny, Surgeon of Quebec, Oger, 

and others. 

Interesting as showing the mode of living at this early period of 
Canadian History. 

14 Bigot, Francois. Intendant of New France. D. S. i p. 

8vo. Quebec, 26th May, 1757. Also signed by Daine, 
King's Councillor. 

15 BiooT, Francois. D. S. 8 pp. folio. 1 750. Also signed 

by Judge P. A. F. Lanouillier. 

16 Bom. AN, William, Agent of Massachusetts Colony, in 

Kngland, L. S., 8 pp. 4to, 1762, speaks of the Garri- 
sons at Louisbourg and Nova Scotia, and the granting 
of Mount Desart Island to the Governor; Le Chevalier 
de Bernapre, MSS., folio, 1723, a petition recounting 
his services in the Garde Marine in Canada, 1723, 
signed on margin; George Alsopp, Deputy Commr.- 
Genl., A. L. S., 8vo, 1769. 3 pieces. 

17 BoscAWKN, Edward. British Admiral. In 1758, in con- 

junction with Amherst, reduced Loiiisbourg. A. L. S. 

4 pp. 4to. At Sea, 1756. 

Most interesting letter to his wife, giving, an account of naval oper- 
ations. " I was joined last night by Capts. Hyron, Rowley and (lal- 
braith and Cover-. or of Newfoundland. They brought with them 
2 prizes, the one a privateer, the other an outwartl bound ship. 
All this helps to fdl the purse— though not so fast as my desires 
would carry me," cVrc., tVc, With portrait. 

18 Bougainville, Louis Antoine, Count. Field Marshal, 

Distinguished French Navigator, Aide to Montcalm 
and distinguished at Quebec. A. L. S. 4to. Paris, 1802. 

19 Bradstreet, Maj..-Gen. John. Lieut.-Gov. of St. Johns. 

Distinguished at Ticonderoga and Fort Frontenac. 
A. L. S. 4to, To Gen. John Thomas. 



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20 Briano, Jf.an Olivier. Firsr, Roman Catholic Bishop of 

Canada under English Regime, 1766-1784. D. S. 
\ 4to. Quebec, 1778. 

21 r^ADILLAC, Delamothk. Founder of Detroit. Gover- 
\j nor of Louisiana. D. S. 4 pp. fol. 1696. An 

Account of Merchandise furnished by Pascaud of 
Quebec, to Madame Lamothe, at Michilimakinac. 

22 Canadian Fisheries. D. S. 36 pp. fol. 1772. Peti- 

tions to the Elarl of Hillsborough, Secretary of State, 
signed by Frederick Dutens, John Le Breton and 
others, of Gaspe, complaining that Great numbers of 
Decked Vessels from the coast of New England came 
upon the shore fishing-grounds and banks in the 
Bays of Chaleur and Gaspey, contrary to an express 
act of Parliament. 

23 Carillon. Printed Plan of the Siege of, (Ticonderoga). 

Showing the English position under Abercrombie and 
the French under Montcalm and their movements both 
during and after the engagement. 

A very interesting and rare plan of the battle of llic Stii July, 1758, 
which resulted in such a disastrous defeat to the Isnglish arms and 
the recall of the Commander-in-Chief. 

24 Carleton, Sir Guy. Commander-in-Chief. A. N. S. 

4to. Quebec, 1769. 

" Please let the Hearer have 70 Rations of Provisions for a party of 
Iroquois Indians, in pork and flour." 

25 Chami'ignie, Jean Bochart. Intendant of New France, 

1 686-1 702. A. L. 4to. Quebec, 1701. 

Referring to a quarrel and reconciliation with the Marquis de 
Crisafy, Governor at Three Rivers; also signature of the .Marquis 
de Crisafy, 1698. 

26 Champignv, Bochart. D. S. Folio. Ville Marie, 1689. 

With red wax seals of his arms. 

27 CoNSEiL Superikur. D. S. 20 pp. folio. Quebec, 1 75 1. 

Extracts from the Registers, with fine large red wax 
seals. Signed by Bonneau, Breton, and others. 

Documents of the Conseil Superieur with the seal of the Conseil 
are extremely rare. 



GERALD E. HART. 9 

28 CoNSKii, Sui'iCRiEUR. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Oueliec, 1751. 

Extract from the Registers, Quebec, 1751. Signed by 

Bonneau and Tiiibault. 
29 D. S. 4 pp. 4to. 1751. Extract from Registers. 

30 CoNSKli, SouvKRiN. D. S. 20 pp. 4»o. Oiiel)ec, 1751. 

Extracts from the Registers. Signed by lionneaii and 
Thibauit. 

31 CoNSKii. Sui'ERiEUR. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Ouebec, 1751. 

Extract from Registers. Signed by Breton. Copy of 
the Judgment of the Court in the case of Duclies- 
neau aganist Judge Lanoullier. 

32 1). S. 4 pp. folio. Quebec, 1751. Extract from 

the Registers. Signed by Thibauit and Bonneau. 

33 CoNSEii- SuPERiEUR. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Ouebcc, 1 75 1. 

E.xtracts from the Register. Signed by Thibauit and lionncMii. 

34 CoNSKii. Sui'ERiEUR. D. S. 8 pp. 4to. Ouebec, 1751. 

[•".xtrac't from the Register. Signed by Hailliaril and I'.onnciiu. 

35 Con;eii, .SuPERiEUR. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Ouebec, 1750. 

Mxtract from Registers. Signed by Bonneau. 

36 CoNSEii. SuPERiEUR. D. S. 4 pp. foHo. Quebcc, 1750. 

Kxtract from Register. Signed by IJonneau. 

37 CoNSEiL SuPERiEUR. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Quebec, 1750. 

Extract from the Register. Signed by I'illote and Hreton. 

38 CoNSEii. SuPERiEURE. D. S. 4 pp. foHo. Ouebcc, 1750. 

Extract from the Register. In the case of Judge Lanoullier 
against Antoine Juschereau Duchesnay, Seigneur de licauport. 
Signed by C. Breton and another. 

39 CoNSEiL SupERiEUR. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Quebec, 1751. 

Signed by Guillam, Thibauit, Honneau and another. 

40 Croizili.e, RoiiiNEAU. Baron de Portneuf et de Becancons. 

D. S. 3 pp. folio. Very rare. Three Rivers, 1747. 

41 CUNNINGHAM, CoLONEi. James. Aid-de-Camp to Gen. 

Abercrombie. A. L. S. i p. folio. 1758. French 
Advanced Guard (Ticonderoga). 

Important historical letter, written on the d.iy (leneral .\ber- 
crombie retreated. Addressed to Colonel Cummins, requesting him 
not to send any more provincial troops, but to prepare for the sick 
and wounded. " Our army, who have behaved with the utmost in- 
" trepidity, were obliged to give way to Batteries and the strongest 
" intrenchments." 



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D'AILLEBOUST, Louis. : 
Governor in Chief of ^ 



2(1 Governor of Montreal and 
New France. A. D. 27 pp. 
folio. Uuebec, 1668. 

Ajjreenient between ISarbe De Boulottne, widow of the Ciovernor, 
and liis nephew, Charles I )'Ailleboust, Sieiir de Musseaux, as to the 
division of the property belonging; to the ( iovernor, in wiiich are 
mentioned the names of the Company of Montreal, I'aul DeCiiaii- 
medy, Sieur de Maisonneuve, lirst ( i(nernor of Montreal, Sieur de 
1 ,a Tour, the celebrated hero of .\cadia, and others. Kef erence is 
made to the continual incursions of the lro(|uois, which prevents the 
habitation of the property at Coulonjfes and D'Argentenay. 

43 Daink, Francois. King's Councillor. D. S. 7 pp. foliv). 

Quebec, 1750. Also Signed by L'anvilliers, Huchet 
and Hourgot; — Jean Cusson, Notary Royal. I). S. 
4 pp. folio. Three Rivers, 1692. Concession of Land 
by Pierre Robineau, Sieur De Becancour. 2 pieces. 

44 Df. CALLIERE, Louis H. Chevalier, Governor of Mon- 

treal, n. S. 20 pp. folio. 1700. 

Agreement between the Colony of Canada and Louis Guigue, 
farmer Ceneral for the King, touching the Beaver-fur trade, dated, 
signed and sealed at Paris, 9 June, 1700, by Labone and Richard, 
Notaries, with elaborate paraphes. Ratified at Quebec, 10 October, 
lycjo, by the principal inhabitants of the Colony, there being 94 full 
signatures attached, including l.K Cukvai.ikr IJk Cai.i.h'.ke, Jkan 
\'Ai.n':R, 2d Bishop of (Quebec; Francois Dk Laval, first Bishop of 
. Quebec; Bochart Champigny, Intendant Ruette L'Auteuil, R. L. 
Chartier, De Lotbiniere, Juchereau, St. Denis, Charles Aubert, 
Ciandis Dupont (Royal Commissioner who established the Conseil 
Souverain, Canada), Ciobin, Deschambault, Dartigny, De Lonnancour, 
BouUounge, Foucault, LeBer, Dupuy (afterwards Intendant), Coulon 
Villiers (merchant ami father of Jumonville and Coulon, connected 
with Washington's early days), Berthier, SouUarde, C. F. Jucherau, 
I'achot, iVc, tVc, &c. 

It is seldom that so many signatures of important personages of 
ti. arly days of Canadian History appear upon one document. 

45 Dk Lanckv, Coi.onkl James. Governor of New York 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Albany, 9th August, 1757. 

" Last night I arrived here where I received a letter from General 
'■ Webb of the 8th. I found that the troops at Fort William Henry 
" were still making a very gallant defence. All yesterday an almost 
" incessant fire of cannon and small arms. The I'Vench army before 
" Fort William Henry is very numerous. A prisoner taken the 
" evening of their landing affirms it to consist of 1 1 or 12,000." 



GERALD E. HART. 



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46 Denonvilm-.. Jacques Rene dk Brisay, Marquis De. 

Governor of New France, 1685-1689. D. S. i p. 
4to. With fine red seal of his arms, dated Ville Marie, 
15 October, 1689. Countersigned by his Secretary, 
Joflllin, certifying: 

"That the Sieur de (.rand I'lv, I'iL-m- Houcher, author ol I.'Ilis- 
" toire Veritable, .'vc., de la Nouville France, 1663, had rendered 
" valuable services as ottlcer in the campagnie De I.orimier." 

47 Desijrisav, Thomas, Lieutenant-Governor Prince Edward 

Island, D. S., 2 pp. folio. 1798, signed also by the 
Duke of Kent, Father of Oueen Victoria; George 
Dalhousie, Earl of, Governor-General of Candida 1820- 
1828, D. S., I p. 4to, Quebec, 1826. 2 pieces 

48 Desi'ari), J., Lieutenant-Governor of Cape Breton, D. S., 

folio, 1795, also signed by Duke of Kent; Thomas 
Desbrisay, Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward 
Island, D. S., 3 pp. folio, 1796. 2 pieces 

49 Dorchester, Lord, Sir Guy Cari.eton, (xovernor of 

Canada, D. S., 2 pp. folio, Quebec, 1787; J. Despard, 
Lieutenant-Governor of Cape Breton, D. S., 2 pp. 
folio, 1795; Gen. Gabriel Christie, L. S., 410, Camp 
St. Theresa, 1760. 3 pieces 

50 DucHESNAY, Juchereau. Vellum patent, signed by Louis 

XIV. appointing him Councillor on the " Conseil Su- 
perieur de Quebec.'' 

51 DupuY, Claude Thomas. loth Intendant of New 

France, 1726-1728. I). S. 4 pp. folio. Quebec, 1726. 
With fine Seal. Signed, also, by Francois Daine, 
Lieutenant-General. 

Very rare, as he was so short a time in oflicc. 

52 DuQUESNE DE Mennevi i.i.K, Marquis. Gov. of New 

France. D. S. Half 410. Also signed by Bigot, In- 
tendant. 

53 DuRELL, Phiui'. Admiral, Commander North American 

Station, in the Wolfe Expedition against Quebec, 
A. D. S. 81 pp. folio. 1759. 

Certifying that Mr. John MoWatt served him as Secretary at the 
siege of Louisbourg, and at the siege of Quebec. Very rare. 



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54 DwK.HT, JosKPH. Brig. -Gen. Distinguished at Louis- 

bourg. A. D. S. 2 pp. folio. 1757. 
Account of -uppiies for soldiers' hospital. 

55 r^XTRACT FROM Registers of the Parish of Montreal, 
D relative to the Marriage and Death of Charles Con- 

agne (1680). Signed by Antoine Deat, Priest Cure 
of Montreal. Also by the Colonel and two Captains 
of militia in Montreal and with a red wa.x seal of the 
Governor, Ralph Burton. 

From the Cabinet D'Hozier. With stamp. 

56 CLEURY, Charles. Chevalier. Took part in Iber- 

F ville's expedition in 1694. 34 Autograph letters, 1735- 

1741, and MSS. 3 pp. folio. Describing his services. 

34 pieces 

57 Francis I. King of France. D. S. Folio, vellum. 

1542. Refers to La Roche. 

58 Franklin, Benjamin. Statesman and Philosopher. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. 1749- 

Relative to the payment by the Parliament of liie account due for 
the Canada expedition. 

59 Fr'-.nch AND Indian War. Si.x documents. Folio, 1757- 

1759. Bonds of Connecticut officers as paymasters of 
their companies. Signed by David Baldwin, James 
Smedley, John Ledyard, Daniel Patten, John Chester, 
lona. Lattemore, John Stanton, Samuel Coit, George 
Crary, Benjamin Allyn, Elihu Wadsworth, Josiah Lee, 
Roger Riley, Ben. Adam Gallup, Azariah Lothrop, 
and others. ^ P**^"^ 

60 FRONTENAC, Louis de Briade. Count de Palluau et de 

Frontenac. Governor of Canada, 1689-1698. D. S. 

2 pp. folio. Quebec, 19 February, 1680. 

Contract of imrriage between Jean Marsollet, Sieur de liclle 
chasse and Demoiselle Anne Cousture, signed by the Covernor 
Frontenac and by the Intendant Jacques Duchesneau (if)75-i''82), 
Charles Aubert DT.achenaye, Juchereau de la Ferte, Damour Mig- 
nion. Damours. Louise Marsolet, Jean Coste. Charles Consture and 
D'Lauson; the signatures of Frontenac and Duchesneau are of the 
highest rarity. 



(lERALD E. HART. V^ 

6i pALISSONIKRE, M. C. A. Dk Larson dk i.a. Widow 
vJ of tlie Marquis De I-a Galissonicre. D. S. Gov- 
ernor General of Canada, 1 747-1 749. 8vo, vellum. 
Paris, ist January, 1782. 

Receipt for a thousand francs, with autotype portrait of the (lov- 
ernor General De la (Jalissonicre. 

62 Gii.DARi', F\, AND Gamaliel Bradford. Officers in the 

Louisbourg Expeditions. A. L. S. of each from Lu- 
nenburg, 1759, giving news of the Louisbourg K.\pedi- 
tion. 2 pieces 

63 TTALIFAX, Gkorge Montague, Earl ok. Lord of 
1 1 Trade and Plantations, after whom Ilalifa.x, Nova 

Scotia, was named. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Whitehall, 
1756. Signed also by the following Lords of Trade: 
Richard Rigby, Soame Jenyns (the celebrated author), 
W. G. Hamilton and James Oswald, being directions 
for an embargo addressed to Spencer Phips, Es(j., 
Lieut. -Governor of Massachusetts. 

64 Hawlky, Rev. Gideon. Missionary t(j the Indians, 

Chaplin in Gridley's Regiment at Crown Point. A. 
L. S. 4to. Sheffield, 1756. 

He observes that Gen. Montcahii makes (Juebec his lieailquarlers 
and that his troops are dispersed in Winter (|uarters up and down the 
French settlements. That the Sixth Nations, the most of tiicni are 
y;one off to the French. 

65 IIknrv, Alexander. Celebrated Fur Trader, 'i'ravel- 

ler and Author. A. L. S. 4to. Montreal, 1818. 
Relative to lottery tickets. 

66 lIoccjuART, GiLi.KS. Intetulant of New France. 1729-174S. 

D. S. 22 pp. folio. Ouebec, 1730. 

Giving details of j;ooils, ammunition and rations j{i\ en out to the 
Abenekis Indians. It mentions the mission of R. 1'. Rasle, wiio was 
massacred 1724, and the expenses of the Irotpiois Indians who came to 
lament and cry at the death of the (iovernor de I.ongueuil at (^>ucbcc. 

67 Holland, Samuel. Surveyor-General and Officer in 

Wolfe's Expedition against Quebec. L. S. 3 pp. 
folio. 1 80 1. 

With a survey attached showiuj^ boundaries of the seignory of 
Heauharnais. 



14 COLLECTION OF 

68 IIoi.i.ANi), Samuf.i,, D. S., 3 pp. folio, 1792; J. Despard, 

Lieut. -Gov. D. S., folio, 1795, also signed by Duke of 
Kent; Frederick Haldeman, Commander-in-Chief, 
D. S., folio, 1778. 3 pieces 

69 Hoi'SON, Colonel Pkreorink. Governor of Louisbourg 

and Nova Scotia, i752-i753- A. L. S. 1 page, folio. 
Louisbourg, 1748. 

70 Hoi'SON, CoL. I'EKKOkiNK. 1). S. Large folio. 175H. 

Official duplicate of commission of Col. Jcjhn Hand- 
field. 

71 HUTCHINSON. Thomas. Governor of Masstichusetts. 

Three messages in his hand to the House of Represen- 
tatives. 5 pp. folio. 

In relation to the expulsion of the Acadians. 

"Such of the late inhabitants of Nova Scotia as liave i)een sent to 
" this Province have lieen very charj,ral)le to us— they were trans- 
" ported here without our consent or i^nowiedge. Many of tiiem were 
"in danger of I'erisliinR aboard the vessels on which they came. 
"No persons here were authorized by the Government of Nova 
" Scotia to support them after they were landed, Humanity there- 
" fore obliged this C.overnment to do it— Endeavours have been used 
"ever since to enable (S; compell them to support themselves, but a 
"constant charge has been incurred notwithstanding," \c., iVc. 

3 pieces 

72 INGLIS, Rev. Charles. First IJishop of Nova Scotia. 
1 Rector of Trinity Church, New York, at time of Revo- 
lution. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. Halifax, 1787. 

"It hath pleased the Almighty to place me in an arduous and 
" difticult station to live. I look for health and support in discharg- 
" ing the duties of it faithfully which is my sincere wish. I trust 
" also to have the prayers and assistance of all good men and yours 
"in particular for success on my indeavours to promote religion, 
" literature, peace and loyalty in the Province." 

Folio portrait, private plate and view of old Trinity ('hurch, 
N. Y. 1831. 

73 Irving, Gen. Sir P. Administrator of the Government 

of Canada, 1766. D. S. Folio. Quebec, 1761. 
Signed as D. Q. M. G. 



GERALD R. HART. 



IT) 



74 



J 



F.RYIS, Siio John. Admiral, afterwards Ivarl St. Viii- 
(-ftit. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. 1782. 

Ho was pii-scnt at tllu siojre of (Jiiebec, and it was to him that 
\V(]lfe ^r;ivf iiis valuables and left instructions as to his private affairs. 
Ihe Utter ei>m|)lains of tlie hij,rh cost of beinj,^ made a Knij,Hit of 
llie I'.alh. and " as he has no assets the public must defray it." 

75 JniiNso.v, Sik VVii.i.i.AM. Supt. of Indian Affairs, Com- 

mander of tlie Crown Point Expedition. A. L. S. 
3 l)p. folio. Johnson Mall, 1766. 

" The ^a-ueral has acquainted nie with certain information he has 
" received of the schemes now practising by the French to distress 
" us at Isle au.x -N'oi.x, iV that Poniiac is r.')\v with them at their new 
" settlement very busy on their behalf. Th> i-.iiiiority may be relied 
"on, iVc., \c. I write the General that in case you are to meet 
" I'ontiac iV the rest of the Nations which I intend to call ilown to 
" Oswego, you can in such case be better enabled to carry with you 
"a consitlerable present." 

76 JOLLIET, Louis. The Cdebrated Traveller and Dis- 

coverer of the Mississippi. Born in Oiiebee 1641. 
Shipwrecked and died Mingan Islands, 1700. I). S. 
3 pp. folio. Quebec, 14th April, 1680. 

Contract of sale of a piece of property in the I.ower Town of 
(Juebec. .\mong the signatures are Joi.i.ikt, who is described in the 
deed as a merchant and property owner of that city; Claire Hissot, 
his wife; |ac(|ues I )e l.aborde; Sieur (iazoz, Seneschal; and several 
members of the Hissot family; Marie tlouillard; Sieur Claude Sainctes 
(to whom the property is sold); the notary Ducjuet, and Marandeau, 
Ihe Crellier of the city and lirst City Clerk. 

Jolliet was accompanied in his voyage of discovery by I'ather 
Mar(|uetle, who left apian of the discovery, fac-simile copy of which 
goes with this document. 

K.\ ruKMiav kakk. 

77 JoLLiKT. Extracts from the Register, dated Quebec, 15 

November, 1744. Signed by Boisseau. Referring to 
the Mingan Islands and their ownership by Jolliet. 6 
pp. folio. 

78 Joi.LiiiT, Louis. A curious document, being the evidence 

taken in a criminal trial in which are implicated Jolliet 
and his mother-in-law, Veuve Bissot, and a number of 
other Quebec people. The document is signed by L. 
C. Chartier, Sieur D. Loubeniere, Lieut. -Generals, 
Civil and Criminal, of Canada; Ragot, Polrier, and 
others. 11 pp. folio. 1676. 



79 

80 
81 



COLLECTION OF 

KKNT, DuKK OK, EnwAKi). Father of Queen Victoria. 
Thirty-one D. S. i79S->798- ^'^'"»''l ''>' .'"'"• 
Military Warrants. 3< P'«-'ces 

K1.NI, 1)i:kk OK. Twenty-nine 1). S. i795-'79''^- Si,i,nu-<1 
by' him. Military Warrants. 29 pieces 

KIRKIi, Sir Lkwis. C.overnor of Quebec, 1629-1632. 
D. s'. iMilio. 1662. As the Receiver and Paymaster 
to the Gentlemen Pensioners, 2 May, 1662. 

■Ihis auto^'raph of Kiikc is believed t<. be uni(iue. (,)uebec was 
captureil on Inly 2()tli, if)2(), from ( hamplain, who was taken pns 
oner an.l sent to Kn^ian.!. Kirke was appointed -.'^^niur while 
Canada remained nnder I'.ritish anthority. 



82 T AUSON, Jkan ok. Governor of New France, 1651- 
L 1656. President of the Company of 100 Associates. 

1). S. Folio, vellum.. Ouebec, 1653. 

Signed twice, with some words added in liis handwriting. Con- 
cession of a liouse and lot at (,)uebec, on the wharf adjoining to the 
one inhabited by Sieur Kobineau .and I.etardif in favour of Sieiir 
Jean i'.oiirgignon. His administration is one of the most important 
in the early annals of Canada. / \'ry rare. 

83 Lanoum.ikr, Paul A. F., Judge Provost of ()uebec, D.S., 

22 pp. folio, Quebec, 1741; De Rivedoux Dastrel, 
D. S., 2 pp. folio, recounting services to the crown in 
America, mentions a wound received at Carillon 
(Ticonderoga), and at the Battle and Siege of Quebec. 
From the Cabinet D'Hozier. 2 P'^'ces 

84 Lawrknce, Coi.onkl Charles. Governor of Nova Scotia 

during expulsion of the Acadians. L. S. 3 pp. folio. 

Halifax, 1757. 

Relative to raising the embargo to permit bringing in provisions 
from Boston to Halifax for his Majesty's service. 

85 Levis, Francis De, Chevalier. Qfficer in Montcalm's 

Army, and succeeded him as Commander of the French 
army after his death. Was prominent as Commander 
in the engagements at Carillon (Ticonderoga) A.L.S. 
4to, midnight 8th to the 9th (1758)- 

While no year is given, it is apparent that this letter was written 
on the night of the retreat of Abercromby from Carillon (Ticon- 
deroga). 



GERALD F. HART. 



Vt 



86 LoNCUKUii,, CiiAKiKs Lk Moynk, Sr.coNi) Haron dk. 

Governor of New France in 1752. L. S. 2 pp. folio. 
((j)uel)ec, 1752.) 

" Je rcitcR' a .\I. de N'assan les orclres (|iie feu M. ik- l;i JoiKiuitic 

" luy avoit (lonnccs (/(■ ,v// [^as .i- Jut aux Ani;l,)is n'y Iciir pornicttic cic 

" venir sur nos tcrrcs," \c. 

87 LoNouKUii,, C. L. A. L. S. Folio. Montreal, 1805. 

Intcrestinjj; family letter. 

88 Louis XV. Kinjr of France. D. S. Folio. 1760. 

Diiectinjj; the Chevalier De Levis to confer an order for services at 
Oiicbec. 

89 Ly.man, Piiinkas. Maj.-Gen. in French and Indian War. 

A. I). S. 4to. 1755. 



90 



M' 



AKTINIERE, Claude dk la. King's Councillor. 

1). S. 4 pp- folio. Quebec, 17 10. 

Inventory of the trousseau and money that Miss Marie ^Tolin 
brought in marriage to .Mr. De La Martiniere — siRned by De La 
NLirtiniere, Miss Molin and by Madame De Lesnerail De Mon- 
seijjnat, showing the style of dress and furniture in use in Montreal 
by the upper-ten ladies of that day, with the prices attached to each 
article, estimated by Mailame de Monseignat, wife of the Councillor 
of the Consul Superieur of (Quebec. 

91 Montague, Charles, Earl of Halifax. English States- 

man under William III. L. S. Folio. 1697. Also 
signed by Fox, Smith and others. 

Letter from the Lords of the Treasure in reference to the petition 
of Col. 'Thomas Dongan, Governor of New York, concerning his 
expenses in the French and Indian War. 

92 MONTCALM, Louis Joseph, Marquis de. Commander- 

in-Chief of the French Army in America. Killed at 
the Siege of Quebec. D. S. 4to, folio. Fort Louis 
du Rhin, 1730. 

Very fine, bold Signature and handsome Army Document, with 
engraved border and military devices, giving illustrations of the 
arms in use — being a Conge Militairc in favour of the Corporal St. 
I'aul of the Compagnie de Montcalm of the Regiment de Ilaynault, 
countersigned by Major, Commanding, Ripier, the Captain and .Vide, 
Major Lion and by the Commandant of the Fort (Der Maillis). 

92* Montcalm, L. J. L. S. Au Portage, 18 August, 1757. 
To Monsieur de Labiniere, a Carrilon. A most interesting letter 
regarding Ticonderoga and various war measures. 



18 COLLECTION OF 

93 MoNTRiAi,.— JACQUES CARTIKR'S PLAN OF IIOC- 

in'"LA(iA, 1556. Double-sheet folio. 

This I'hm shows the liulian Xillajjcof I lodit'lajja, now Mon I'RI'.AI., 
the .Mountain of Montreal, tiic arrival of Ja((|iies t'artier, and his 
nieetin^j with the Indi.m ehief. 'I'lie I'lan is invaiiiahie to students 
of Indian and .Montreal history, and heinj; reproduced in a fine wood- 
cut at so early a date from the sketch drawn by ('artier himself, niiil 
(iiiriiiL; /lis lij'i-tinu\ it becomes a valuable memento of those early 
days. This ori^dnal I'lan is very difticult to obtain, and is from 
Kamusio's N'oy.-ijjc, published in i^jf). It is the earliest mention of 
the name Montreal, as applied to the mountain from which the city 
has since taken its name. 

94 MONTREAL. Concession of tlie Island of Montreal, 

accorded to Messrs. Defancamp and Leroyer D'Auver- 
siere, by tlie Compagnie de la Nouvelle l'' ranee. D.S. 
6 pp. folio. Paris, 17 Dec, 1640. 

Faillon, in his Ilistoire de la Colonic francaise de I'.Amerique, 
quotes from this document. Si^^ned by I.e Ka^ois and the I, '.Abbe 
de Oueylus, first Superior of the Seminary of .Montreal, Sei).jnior of 
the Island of Montreal, and first (jovernor thereof. He was sent to 
Canada in 1657 by Father Olier, the founder of the Order of St. 
Sulpice. 

The boundaries given in this document are very interesting, and 
states that Montreal derives its name from the mountain of which it 
speaks freciuently Speaks a great deal about " Kihecq" as well as 
a large number of names familiar in our early history, including 
Cardinal Richelieu, Montmagny and others. 

95 MONTREAL. D. S. Folio. Paris, 1642. 

Contract passed before the Royal Notaries of Paris between Sieur 
Le Royer de la Danversiere and Pierre Chauvin Sieur de Fondu- 
camp and Francois Coudra and Ciilles De Valois, tiardners of the other 
part, that these latter should emigrate in their said ijualities to the 
Island of Montreal, in New France. 

Signed by liasset, and mentions Paul I )e Chaumedy, Sieur De 
Maisonneuve as Captain, and was written in the year of the founding 
of Montreal. 

96 MONTREAL. D. S. 5 pp. folio. Paris, 1644. 

Confirmation by the King of the Concession of the Island of 
Montreal — accorded by the Company of New France to the Sieur De 
jji I Faucamp and Leroyer de 'la Danversiere. 

jj!: Document signed by Le Ragois .ind L'Abbe de Queylus. 

'f\ Apart from the rarity and value of the signatures attached, the 

j' Document is most interesting as giving the conditions upon which 



(i/'.N.I/J) A". HART. I'.t 

the fjrant is ratified by tlic King, it bciii^j an ip|)liy;ali(in liiat tiiey 
siiall Imiiil a fort, a liahitatioii and \\ Imspitai for liic p'mr Indiana 
who alioiind in ureal nuniluTs, to ■;ivc tiuiii lod^iiii^;, liouscrooni and 
instruct thum in the Catholli: Kcll;,Mon to tlic ( dory of ( iod. Many 
otiicr instructions of a similar ciiaractcr arc >jiven. 

97 MoNTKK.Ai,. 1). S. 8 pp. folio. Paris, 1648. 

Institution iiy the Sicur Pierre t'hanvin — Sieur de i''aui::iini)— of 
an annual perpetual rent to the Hospital of St. Joseph. INlalilisiud 
in Montreal for the poor Indians and S(|Uaws. 

Mentions many names of the lirst settlers. 

98 MoNTRiiAi,. 1). S. 3 pp. folio. Paris, 1653. 

Institution of an Annual and Perpetual Kent of i.ioo livrcs, 
jjranted by the .Associates for the conveyinj;; of the Indians of New 
France to the Hospital of St. Joseph, in tlie Island of Montreal. 

Mentions many names and particulars of the lirst settlers. 

99 MuKRAV, James, General, I'irst (jovernor of Oiiei)ec, 

A. L. S., ito, Ouei)ec, 1764; Haron Munster, Colonel 
under Amherst, D. S., 2 pp. folio, 1762. 2 pieces 

100 VTORMANDIN. Notaire Royale. D. S. 18 pp. 
ii folio. Three Rivers, 1698. This Deed mentions a 

large number of important peo])le oi the Colony — Paul 
A. P. Lanonllier, Judge Provost of Quebec. D S. 
4 pp. folio. Quebec, 1751. 2 pieces 

loi NoKKis, Isaac, Member of Albany Convention, 1754. 
Speaker of Pennsylvania. I). S. 2 pp. folio, 1757. 
A niessa).je from the .\ssenibly of Pennsylvania. 
" We are truly sensible of the distress which the Province of New 
" \'ork is under by the invasion of a Krench army, joined by their 
" savaj^e allies, anel the danger to which his majesties colonies are 
"e-xposed," &c,, ivc. 

102 NouvEM.ii France. Compagnie de la. D. S. Folio, 

vellum. 1649. 

Deed of sale to Sebastian Dodier; mentions Mons. 1 )e Monlmagny 
anil Uailleboust. 

Signed, Par La'Companie dc la Nouvelle France. I/.\my. Riuc 

103 NouvEi.i.E France. La Compagnie de la. D. S. Folio, 

vellum. 1649. 

Deed of sale of property in Three Rivers to (iuillaume Isabella, 
Habitant. Speaks of De Montmagny as ("lovernor, also of Sieur 
D'Ailleboust, as (lovernor. Par le Coinpagnie de la Xouvelle 
France. L'Ainy! 



30 COLLECTION O L' 

104 pAM-ISSliK, SiK IIuiiii. Admiral. (invcrnor of 
I Ncwfuundlaiul. A. L. S, 410. 1769. With pot ttait. 

105 Pki'pkkrki.i., Sik Wim.iam. Tlie Conqueror of Loiiis- 

lioiirii;. A. I,. S. 2 pp. 410. 1723 

106 I'i:i'I>i:ki<ki.i., Sik VVm. A. I.. S. 410. Tin- Camp, 1745 

Relative to the ^juarilins of the New Mattery at the West (iateul 
1-ouisbourj;. With purtrait ami view of Siejje of i.ouisliouin- 

lO/ Pr.pi'KURKi.i,, Sir W,m. 

Letter from Win. Cosby, .Adjutant, addressed to (ieneral i'epperreil, 
from l.ouishour^j, Nov. n, 1740, ae(iuaintinn him of tiie "arrival 
" from l.onilonof recruits for the re^Mnient. The likeliest fellows I 
" ever saw. There has been two of your regiment shot for desertion, 
" which, 1 hope, will prevent the like again." On the back of the 
letter is Sir William's reply in his handwriting and sijjned " W. I'." 

108 Pkimm'.rrkm., Sir Wii.i.iAM. A. L. S. 410. Killery, 1748. 

Draft of a letter, with corrections, relative to I.ouisbourjj. With 
portrait. 

109 Pii.i.AKO. Jesttit. D. S. 4 pp. folio. Three Rivers, 

I759-— Normandin. D. S. 16 pp. folio. Three 

Rivers, 1698, Mentions many names of settlers. 

2 pieces 

no ^iM.ARi). Jesuit. Three Documents. 9 pp. folio. 

Three Rivers, 1 747-1 756. Gives many interesting 

details. 3 pieces 

111 Pirr, Wm, Prime Minister under George II. and III. 

L. S. 2 pp. folio. 1758. 

"The King, having judged proper that Major-( ieneral .\bercrom- 
" bie should return to England, and his Majesty having been pleased 
" to appoint Major-General Amherst to be Commander-in-Chief of 
" the King's Forces in North .\nierica," &e. , iVc. 

112 PoMROV, Bknjamin. Distinguished Clergyman, Chaplain 

of the Connecticut Troops. A. L. S. Folio, 2 pp. 

Crown Point, 1759. 

" Ceneral Amherst, with 4000 regular troops, besides rangers, are 
" going for St. Johns and will probably embark to-morrow. * * * 
" I am a little worn and wasted with ye labours and hardships of ye 
" camp, which are probably drawing to a close, unless ye event of 
" ye present Expedition should make some great change in our affairs. 
" * * » There is now in camp Captain Stobs, who left (,)uebec 
" 7th Sept. and says Gen. Wolf had ye command of ye whole 
" country and everything but the Town — and that he had almost 
" ruined. There is room to hope God may still appear for us and 
" complete the deliverence so glorious begun, &c." 



CI'.KAI.n /'. IIAR r. r>I 

11,5 PnK 1 NKHK. Two Documents, cucli 3 pp. folio. 174'j- 

1753. Signed l)y Haroncss (Ic Croizctto and otlu-is, 

2 pieces 

114 I'owi K (II' All oKNi' V, from I'ierre Pointeau, I'arnu'r 

(Teiifial of itif Domain of France in tlic New World 
and signed by him in favour of Clande Regnauit to 
administer his affairs in New France, also signed hy 
Kegnanit, 3 p|). folio. 1691. 

Intiix'stiiiji coniiiRTci.'il ilofumunl of that period, showin;; ciuious 
custnins prevailing; in llie lOlniiies. 

115 I'owNAi.i,, Tiio.MAS. Colonial (iovernor of Massachusetts, 

New Jersey, and South Carolina. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

4t'>- '755 

Addii'^^cd to .\I;iiiii-t Iciier.il Jolinston al his camp at Lake (leort^e. 
All iiiUTestiii),' letter relative " to the I'reiieh iiilUieiue over the 
" Indians. That the Helawares were ae(Hiainletl with the iiiten 
" tions of the l''reiuh tn take |iossession of tiieir Country — and that 
" if the Delawares woidd join them they wonid restore them to their 
" aneient lani-ls, indei)endent of the live nations." 

116 FowNALL, Thomas. Printed Broadside. Folio. Signed 

in blank by the Governor, authorizing the enlistment 
of soldiers to act in conjunction with the British troops, 
in the ensuing campaign against the French enemy for 
the total reduction of Canada. Boston, 1760. 

117 Pkkscott, RoiiF.RT. General. Governor of Canada. 

D. S. Folio. 1797. 

118 Pkkvosi', Sir Gkokok. Governor of Canada, 1812- 

1815. Commander f)f the British Forces during the 
War of 1812. L. S. 2 pp. folio. Kingston, 1813. 

Addressed to (.'apt. Harelay, Comniandin;^ 11. M . .Ships on Lake 
Krie. Interesting letter relative to attaekinif the enemy's llotilla on 
the Lakes. With autotype portrait. 



Q' 



119 QUEBEC. Aldermen of. D. S. 2 pp. folio. 1682. 

One of the (inal aets of the .Vdministration of I'rontenae was to 
establish at (Quebec a Munieii)al Ciovernment for the City, and for 
which purpose he donated a Ijuilding which was called the City Hall. 
The King disapproved and abolished the City (iovernnient before it 
had been six months in existence. This dee<l is ;i le.ise of property 
beloiigiiik^ to titf City Hall which is stated to be situated in the Lower 
Town, upon a street known as " Sous le Fort," and the ground is 



'.>--i COl.I.I'lCTION OF 

conveyed by "Noble lloiuim; I'ierrc iJiKiiicl." " Sitiir dc I.a 
(liusnait. lioiirf^eois et //•(■////(■;• lisihi'vin dc cetlc \ ille," Sijrned 
by Marandcan ;is ('\\\ C'l.I'.KK. Douiinieiits referrinjj^ to the sliort 
period durinjj whit'li the City was uiuler tiie Aiiniinistration of Alder- 
men are of extreme rarity. 

1 20 OuKiiK.c. 1). S. 77 pp. folio. 1701-1729. Inventory 
of the Deeds Passed by Florent de la Ceticre, Notary 
at Quebec. 1701 to 1729, 

Contains much historical local information, antl is signed repe.itedly 
by lioiicaidt, attorney for the King, Iliche, Notary; iiarbet D'Allies 
and 1'. Normandin. 

12 1 F) AMEZAY (Dr. Ci.audk). G(Jvernor of Three Rivers, 
Iv 1690. Governor of Montreal, 1704-172,3. 1). S. 
3 pp. 4to, Ouebec, 1694; also signed by Bochart 
(>hampigny, the Intendant of New France, and others. 
With colored litlioi^raphic vieio of the old Chateau ly Ramc- 
za\\ Montreal, l>y If. Bennett. 

122 Ramezav, Dk Claude. D. S. 5 pp. folio. Three 

Rivers, 1699. 

Signed by Daniel Normandin, Notary Royal. 

123 Ranuot, Jacques. Intendant of New France, 1705- 

17 1 1, and Antoine Randot, Intendant of New France, 
1705-1720. D. S. 3 pp. folio. Ouebec, 1710. 

(.'ontract of Nfarriage between Claude de Bermen, Seigneur de la 
Marliniere, King's Attorney, with Miss Marie Molin, signed by the 
contracting parties, by the two Intendants, by Charlotte Denys, wife 
of Claude D'Ramezay, (Jovernorof Montreal. A large number of 
other important signatures, as well as that of Charles De Monseignat, 
Secy, to the Superior Council ; Aubert De C.aspee, e'.c, etc. 

124 RoMERT, Fdme Nicolas. Intendant of New !'"rancc. 

D. S. 38 pp. folio. Ouebec, 1724. Also signed by 
Marie Anne Picard de Mauny, Wife of the Intendant, 
Mathieu Benoist, Cellet, King's Counsel and Attorney- 
General; J. B. Duport, Nicholas Boisseau and De 
Sabine, Notary. 

Ik'ing an inventory of the elTects of Intendant Robert, who was com- 
ing out to replace Intendant liegow on board Le Chameau, but who 
died at Sea the day the ship left I.a Rochelle. His successor, De 
Chazel, was also lost in the wreck of the same vessel, which occurred 
the following year. A most interesting document, showing the 
style of living of the aristocracy of the period. 



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125 RociiK, Mar(^uis dk \.\. I). S. 2 pp. folio. Paris, 

1586. 

I'.xircnu'ly rare, but tlirci' nuinj^aapli sijjnaturi-s of the Mar(|uis 
I inj;' known lo exist. 

" 'I'hc Mar(|nis belonjjcd to one of tlie most illustrious families of 
Ilrilt.iny. In 1577, he was ('(jnimissioned by Henry ill. of i''ran(e 
to establisli a colony in Canada and adjacent islands. 'This com- 
mission was renewed in 157S. Heinjj taken a prisoner in the war of 
the l.i^tie, these commissions remained in abey;mcc, but were re- 
vived in 1598, constituting liim second (lovernor of Canada, with all 
privilejres fornierh' conceded to Koberval. lie eiiuipped a vessel 
at his own cost, and brought with him a number of prisoners to 
people the country. He settled most of these upon Sable island, 
the balance he left upon the shores of Acadia. 

126 Rouvii.i.K, Hertel de. Lieiit.-Gen'l of Three Rivers. 

D. S. 62 pp. 4to. 1758. 

'I'his document also bears other prominent signatures, such as 
l.onnancour, Cresse, Dugre, Hu iJrocard, I'illard, (iassien, Marchi- 
tai'.x, liellisle, Lcclaire, Le \'asseur, \inet, l'annet(jn. l.aSiscraye 
ami others; also lias ilne French seals. 



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^CHUYLER, Petkk. Governor of New York. A. L. S. 
4to. 1709. 

Kefers to Colonel Partridge, and liopes the express sent to him will 
l)e on their guard. I'eter Schuyler defeated tlie I- rench at l-aijrairie, 
10 August, 1(191, and was afterwards sent a Commissioner to treat 
witli the Covernor at (J|uebec. 

128 Se.ai.. Fine wax seal of the Province of Lower Canada, 
pendant to Letters Patent appointing Joseph Fenwici< 
Marshal of tlie Court of Vice Admiralty. Signed by 
Lord Aylmer, as Administrator of the Government of 
the I'rovince of Lower Canada, 1830 to 1831. After- 
wards Governor-General, 1831 to 1835. Signed also 
by D. Daly, Secretary and Registrar. Has attached a 
fine copy of the great seal, with red silk ribbon; docu- 
ments with the i^reat seals attached are of great 
rarity, and these are especially so, as Lord Aylmer was 
Administrator for so short a time. Castle of St. Lotiis, 
yiiebec, 1830. 



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129 Skwk.i,!,, Jonathan. Chief-Justice of Lower Canada. 

A. L. S. 4to, 1789; Sir Win. I'ciiperrell, son of the 
Victor of Louisburg. 1). S. 3 pp- folio. 1786. 

2 pieces 

130 SiiARi'K, rioRATio. Governor of Maryland. L. S. 3 

pp. 4to. 1754. 

Refers to his appointment as Commander of the Colonial forces, 
and to the encroachments of the French and their building forts, which 
must not be allowed to remain. 

131 Shirlky, Sir Wm. Commander-in-Chief, Governor of 

Massachusetts, etc. A. L. S. 4to. Boston, 1755. 

.Addressed to Col. I'eter Schuyler, (lovcrnor of New \ox\., refer- 
ring to conveying the troops to Niagara, in the expedition under his 
(Shirley's) command. 

132 Signatures, Ten autograph signatures of persons 

prominent in the early history of Canada as follows: 
Lambert Closse, first Mayor of Montreal; Coulon 
Villiers, to whom Washington surrendered at Fort 
Necessity; Charles Beauharnais, Governor of Canada; 
Pierre Raimbault, Jacques A. Fleury, P. P. d'Noyan, 
Chevalier de St. Ours, Ren6 De Conagne, A. F. 
D'Eschambault and Mademoiselle De Muy. 10 pieces 

133 Signatures. Seven signatures of prominent Canadians: 

Henry Hope, Joseph Bonchette, Sir Edmund Head, 
William Kingsford, F. Mercier, Nelson and Cowan. 

7 pieces 

134 Si'. Marie. Captain of French Fort at Louisburg. 

A. L. S. Folio. 1715. 

With contemporary translation in English. 

135 Stevenson, James. English Commander at Detroit. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 4to. Detroit, 1770. 

To Sir Wm. Johnston. Interesting and gossipy letter about the 
French and Indians at Detroit, 



136 'pHIBAULT, F., Notary, D. S., 3 pp. folio, Quebec, 

1 1750; Pierre Robineau, CheValier, D. S. , 2 pp. 

4to, 1 741. 2 pieces 



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137 THOMAS, John. General in the Revolutionary Forces. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. Cam|) Beausejour, 1755. 

1 have no j>;reat news to vvriU' you, but we have about 400 French 
" inhabitants now imprisoned, and have party of about 600 men 
" on scouts tliat are pickinjj up all the inhabitants, and as they are 
" broujiht in we confine them. It is ordered that every one shall be 
" transported out of the province which seems j^reatly todeject them, 
"but where tliey are to be sent is not yet known, i*\:c., (S:c." 
(Stained.) 

138 TRACY, Alexanoer. Marquis de, Prouville, Governor 

General of Canada, 1 665-1 667. D. S. i p. folio. He 
conducted the famous Campaign against the Indians 
in 1666. D. S. Folio. Paris, 1670. Also signed by 
his wife, " Louise De Fouilleuse. " 

The Autographs of Tracy are exceedingly rare. He built the 

Forts of Sorel, Chambly, and St. Therese, and obtained a peace with 

the Indians which lasted iS years. 

139 Tyng, Colonel Edward. Took Port Royal from the 

French in 1690, and was appointed Governor. Taken 
prisoner by De Villebon in 1691, and sent to France, 
where he died shortly afterwards. A. D. S. 4to. 
1676. 

140 f TPPER CANADA. York— Toronto. 1793-1833. 



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An interesting collection of seventy original letters and documents, 
bearing upon the founding of the City of Toronto, then called \'ork, 
signed by Governors Simcoe, Russell and Hunter, the first three 
Governors of Upper Canada, and by Engineers, Oliicers, ilvic; rela- 
tive to the ISuilding of the Harbour, Fort, Government House, Par- 
liament and Stores. Letters referring to the settlement of the French 
Loyalist Emigrants. The first map of Upper Canada, bearing date 
1800. Other Letters referring to the War o'' :8i2. Documents with 
the great seal in wa.\ of Upper Canada, and signed by the 4th and 
5th Governors, i.Vc., iS;c. 

The first letter in order of time runs as follows : " Saturday, Morn, 
Navy Hall, 20th April, 1793. Sir— The Governor wishes to see you 
to-morrow morning very early, as he wants to give some Rililes and 
Tomahawks to the Indians. \'our ob't serv't, \V. iMav.nk. To 
Com'r Gen. J. Mctiill." Navy Hall was Gov. SiMC("'<: headquar- 
ters, and was situated near Fort Niagara. Anothe - « ted from 
Camp York, 22nd Sep'r, 1793, and directs John N., '-'.w " to for- 
ward for the use of this I'ort, by order of Goveknok oimcue, the 



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followin)^ articles, viz., One coil of 3)4 inch white rope, half a gallon 
oil, twelve proof falling axes." K. H. I.i iri km All's writes from 
Navy Ilall uiuler date 2yth July, 1793, and direets John ,M(('iII.i. to 
issue out of the I'rovincial Government stores in your charge, mate- 
ri.ds necessary for building a saw-mill at TnunMo, and for two gun- 
boats at Niagara, etc., etc. He is also re<iuested to issue to Mr. 
Welbank a (juantity of beads, two tomakawks, a riile, etc., for some 
Indian chiefs. W'c have also " Copy of an Approvcil ke(|Liisition of 
materials for building a saw-mill at 'IOkhn 1 o," dated from Niagara, 
2olh July, 1/93, and giving the full particulars of the materials 
rc(iuired. Another is addressed to John .MclJill from John Wilson, 
<'omj)laining of the bad state of the I lumber saw-mill — sajs the 
foundation is in danger, and asking for instructions. This is 
endorsed: " To be repaired." j. c. s. Another of much impor- 
tance is dated V'ork, Upper Canada, Dec. ist, 1795, and signed by 
J. (1. Simcoe. lie requests John INIcdill to " employ a party of the 
<,)ueen's Rangers in opening a road and making bridges between the 
(larrison (near site of present Old Fort) and town of ^'ork. ^'ou are 
also directed to employ a party of the said (Queen's Rangers in cutting 
wood for burning bricks, clearing the ground of trees i^nd roots 
whereon the Government House is to be built at \'ork, ;md in turning 
up clay for bricks. Vou are likewise to engage a suliicient number 
of men to mould and burn a quantity of bricks to buikl two wings for 
the Ciovernment House, forty feet long each, as soon as the season 
will permit. Vou are also to engage bricklayers, masons, carpenters, 
and laborers, and to pay the same, as well as to issue and proviile from 
time to time such stores and materials as may be reciuircd for the said 
service, and for two frame houses each thirty feet long, ad joining the 
two wings, for committee rooms to the house during the sitting of the 
Legislature, and for so doing this shall be your warrant and 
authority." 

Another is dated York, nth June, 1795, in which directions are 
given to provide materials for the purpose of building a wharf, cut a 
canal, etc. This also is signed J. G. Simcoe. Another interesting 
document comprises an original pay list for Fatigue iMen and Labor- 
ers in the Commissary and Storekeepers' Department, and is either 
signed or marked by upwards of sixty individuals. Another, dated 
York, nth June, 1795, provides for the repair of the Commander's 
quarters at York, used as a Government House; and for the building 
a public house at Burlington r>ay. Another most interesting docu- 
ment relates to the contract for rails to enclose part of the Govern- 
ment Land at York, and signed by Governor Simcoe, 17th .NLirch, 
1796. Fifty -one pounds and three pence was paid {full pwlicitlais 
given) to Andrew and David Thomson, for building one wing to the 
intended Government House at York, 12th Oct., 1797. Another very 
important document, and occupying a double page of foolscap, is the 



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l-'our Years' Revenue iintler the existin;^ Acts, compared with the 
extended ciinsolidatin;i; Hill, passed 39th Geo. III., in Lower Canada 
and sent to Enj^land for conlirniation. 

It is quite impossible to do justice, or ailequately describe these 
historical documents without givin}r them at full length. (Lot.) 

14T XfAN COIJVER, Gkukgk. Discoverer and author, 

V circumnavigator, and after whom Van Couver 

Island and City were named. D. S. 2 pp. 4to. 1795 

An account of the expense of gunners' stores on board his 
Majesty's sloop Discovery, deorge V;in Couver, Esejuire, Com- 
mander, being an extract of the log of the vessel, for the months of 
March, April and May, lyyS- Signed twice by George Van Couver, 
Captain, and Richard CoUett, as Gunner. 

V^ery rare. 

142 Vakennes, Rknk Gaui.tier. Chevalier, Seigneur de 

Varennes, Governor of Three Rivers. D. S. 4to. 
Three Rivers, 1689. 

Certilicate given to lioucher, Sieur de Grande I'rc, author of the 
History of Conada, Governor of Three Rivers. 

143 VAUDREUIL, PuiM.ii'i'E de Rigaud, Marquis de, 

Administrator, 1703-1705; Governor-General, 1705- 
1725. D. S. 3 pp. folio. Quebec, 17 16. 

Despatch to the French Government from the Governor of Canaila, 
giving an itemized account of what took place in his Government 
during the year 1716. The present despatch having reference to the 
transactions betwen Governor Hunter of New \'ork antl Governor De 
Ramezay of Montreal. Each item being answered and initialed by 
the Minister in charge, in his handwriting upon the margin op])osite 
the question. Read at the Council held on the 6th of ]''ebruary, 
171 7. .Signed L.\ CnArKi.i.K. 

144 Vaudueuii,. Contemporary copy (2 pp. , folio, 1721), ofa 

letter written by Governor-General De Vaudreuil to 
Revd. Father Sebastian Rasle, martyrised in 1724. 

" It is not the Malanonis that are a setling the Isle of St. Johns, 
" that island and of Magdelaine and others that are in the Gulf St. 
" Lawrence, having been given by the King to Mons. Le Compte 
' de St. Pierre, who causes it to be inhabited for the cod fishery, cVc, 
" &c." . . . "I will consult with the Revd. father Superior 
" after what manner I shall receive those of your village that were 
" attached to the English, they are on the way and may be here about 
" allsaints. Hut you may depend I make the degraded sensible 



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" how much I am discontented with their conduct. Vou may prom- 
" ise a great medal of the King Reigning to him that shall be chosen 
" for chief in the place of him degraded." Other important remarks 
concerning the English and Americans occur. 

145 Vaudreuil, Cavagnal. Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de, 

Governor-General of Canada, 1755 to 1760. D. S. 

2 pp. 4to. Montreal, 1760. 

Certificate given to a soldier, signed at Montrt:al, Sth Scpl., 1760, 
by De Vaudreuil. Signed on the aay of the surrender of the city 
and "all Canada" to Amherst, and, therefore, the last days of 
French administration. 

146 Vetch, Honorahle Colonel Samuel. First Governor 

of Nova Scotia, 1710-17 14, and Cominander jointly 
with Governor Nicholson of the Expedition against 
Acadia. Folio. Boston, 17 10. 

" These certifie whom it doth shall or may concern that after the 
" surrender of the Fort, now .\nnapolis Royal, Arthur Jeffrey, chief 
" Commissary for the I'rovince of the Massachusetts liay in the late 
" Expedition for the reduction of Fort Royal, iVc, was commanded 
" by the lion. General Nicholson and myself to order the landing, 
" &c., &c." 

147 ^1 TALKER, Sir Hovenden. Admiral and Commander- 

VV in-Chief of the Expedition against Onebec, in 
which he was defeated by the shipwreck of his fleet off 
Egg Island, Gulf St. Lawrence, 22d August, 171 1. 
L. S. 8vo. Boston, 171 1. 
Referring to the above expedition. 

148 Walker ExPEniTioN. D. S. 2 pp. folio. Quebec, 171 1. 

Referring to the shipwreck of seven vessels at Isle Aux (luifs, 
signed by De Monseignat, Director of the King's farms in this Coun- 
try, iSicand by Duplessis, representing the French Admiral. 

149 Walker ExfEDiTioN. D. S. 3 pp. folio. Quebec, 1711. 

Referring to the shipwreck at Isle aux < I'.ufs, authorizing a num- 
ber of parties, whose names are mentioned, to secure goods and 
effects from the wreck. Signed by De Monseignat and Dupuis, 
Surgeon Duplessis and a number of others. 

150 Walker Expedition. D. S. Folio. Quebec, 17 11. 

Signed by De Monseignat, Guyon Fresnoy, capt., and others, 
authorizing F'resnoy to settle on F-gg Island for the Winter for the 
object of saving the seven English vessels, enemies of the country, 
which were shipwrecked this Fall. 



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151 Wai.kkr Exi'KDiTioN. D. S. Folio. Boston, 171 1. 

Appointment of physicians ami surfjcon for the expedition of Sir 
Ilovenden Walker to Canada. Signed by the Committee, John 
Clark, Samuel I'uckley, Oliver Xoyes. 

152 Wai.tcjn, Coi.onki. Shaurach. Comr. of New England 

foixes in Indian War, and !n tlie E.xpedition against 
Quebec under Sir Hovenden Walker, 171 1. D. S. 
Folio. New Castle, 1707. 

153 Warkk.n', Sir PK/rr.R. Admiral and Commander of the 

Expedition against Louisbourg with General Pepper- 
rell, 1745. L. S. 5 pp. folio. Portsmouth, 1749. 

Relative to the cost of the expedition against Cape Breton. With 
portrait. 

154 Wentworth, Bknnin(;. Governor of New Hampshire. 

A. L. S. Portsmouth, 1755. 

Original speech in liis handwriting to the Assembly referring to 
the War with Canaila, the Crown I'oint Expedition and the Victory 
obtained by Ceneral Sir Wni. Johnson over the French army. 

155 Wkndk.m,, Hknry Isaac. Officer in French and Indian 

War. A. L. S. 2 pp. folio. Albany, 1755. 

Interesting letter regarding the raising of troops. Mentions Sir 
Wni. I'epperrcll and Capt. Williams. 

156 Whkki.wriout, John. Colonel in the Indian and French 

Wars. A. L. S. 4to. Wells, 1702. 

Relative to the Indians and the War. 

157 Whiting, Coi.dnek NArnAN. Ouarter-Master-General. 

D. S. Folios. 1757. His original bond as Paymas- 
ter. 

158 Whiting, Nathan. Do. D. S. Fol. 1756. List of 

men employed in moving artillery to Lake George. 

159 Wii.KiNS, John. Colonel in French and Indian Wars. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. 1770. Mentions the French at 
Kaskaskia. 

160 WINSLOW, John. C'olonel in Command of the troops 

for the Expulsion of the Acadians. A. L. S. 4to. 

Grand Pre Camp, Nov. 3, 1755. 

" These acquaint you that the Camp in general is well. We have 
" shipped off here 1 510 of the Inh.'ibitants. We had the whole col- 
" lected and for want of transports have left 600 people, Have had 
" no uncommon disturbance. 24 young fellows took in their head 



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" to ilesert. l)ur party killed out.', ami I i)uli(jvc one otiiur, as hu 
" has not been heard of and the rest returned. I yesterday bej^an to 
"burn the outposts. I marched this afternoon to jjround on tiiat 
" business," !k^., &c., iVc. 

i6i VViNsi.ow, John. A. L. S. 4to. Grand Pre, 20 Sept., 
'755- 

Interesting letter relative to the l'".xpulsion of tlie Aeadians. 
" Have here 2 I'Venchnien to I I-',nglishinan. So many men out 
" on parties makes o\xx duty hard," iVc,, iSic. 

162 W()LFK, Ja.mf.s. General. Hero of Oiiel)ec. D. S. 

4to. May 9, 1755. 

" Received of William Adair, Ks(i., ./i'45-15-5 in full of 3(15 days 
arrears— from 25th June, 1753, to 24th June, 1734, and in full of my 
pay and arrears of pay to said 24tli June — ." Sij^ned "Jam. 
Wolfe." With 3 engravings relating to him. 

163 Wolfe Expedition. A. D. 2 pp. folio. 

A return of men enlisted for his Majesty's service for the total re- 
duction of Canada — \l(yo — giving 77 names, time when enlisted, by 
whom, where born, where resident, age, names of fathers, and sons 
under age, and masters of servants. 

Interesting documents under which some of the l'",nglish settlers 
might trace their ancestors. Among whom, l.ovel, Thaytr, Cole, 
Dyer, Turner, Shuter, Jackson, I.e ISriron, Church, Woodwards, 
Thomas, Shaw, IJowen, Kingman, Clark, Joyce, Hubbard, Sprague, 
Nash, Ilersey, Bates, Dunbar, White. iVc. 

164 Miscellaneous Canadian Lot. Two documents, 1807, 

referring to the fortificaticjns of Montreal ; Custom 
House Certificate of Halifa.K, 1755; Part of document 
with sig;nature of Gov. Elgin; Signature of Gov. 
Charles Lawrence; Three documents relating to Simon 
McTavish, 1793; Autograph letter of Alexander 
McDonell, Bishop of Quebec, 1806; Document signed 
b}' Valliere's, Missionary Superior of the Seminary of 
Quebec. 10 pieces 



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ICNGLISII AND 1-ORFJGN AUTOCiRAPHS. 



165 * LHKMARLK, Dikk ok. George Monck. Tlie 
/\ rcsloi-er of Charles II. A. L. S. Folio. Kdin- 

biirgli, 1655. ]' cry fine. 

166 Ai.iiKM \Ri.K. Do. Two L. S. Folio. 1661 and 1667. 

The last referring to the fire in London. 2 pieces 

167 ANdOb'i.KMK, Louis A., Dukk. Son of Charles X. of 

France. D. S. Folio. 1814. Conferring the Cross 
of St. Lt)uis. Fine seal. 

168 Anxk. Oueen of England. D. S. With Seal. 2 pp. 

folio. 1704. 

" .Additional Instruction to Joseph Dudley, Captain-deneml and 
t"omniandcr-in-Chief of our I'rovince of New I lanijjsliire, in New 
Knsrland, in .\menca." Refers to our present war. 

169 Ani'uony i)k BoiiKiiON. Father of Henry IV. of France. 

D. S. Folio, 1553. Seal. 

170 AuGusi'A, Princkss. Daughter of George III. of Eng- 

land. A. L. S. 2 pj). 8vo. 1833. Portrait. 



171 ni-ANClIE DE NAVARRE. Queen of France. Re- 
Vj ceipt signed by Hugiiet de Tourneurre, Master of 

the Robes " de medame la Royne Blanch." Oblong, 
vellum. 1370. 

172 BucKHURsr, T., Lord. Minister of Queen Elizabeth. 

D. S. 4 pp. folio. 1602. 

173 BuRGHi.EY, Wm. Cecii,, LoRi). Lord High Treasurer to 

Queen Elizabeth. Died 1598. L. S. Fol. 1597. 
J'ortrait. And copy in modern English. 



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174 BURNS, RoiiKRT. National Poet of Scotland. In one 
volume, folio, handsomely hound in full grained red 
morocco, full tooled on sides and inside border, en- 
titled 

" RoiiKKT Burns, 
MSS., 1789." 

I St. A. N. S. A memorandum in five lines. 

2d. A. D. Index to his Poems, and wholly in his hand- 
writing consisting of 51 entries under headings 
" Serious " and "Comic." Double column, i p. folio. 

3d. A. L. 2 pp. 4to. Addressed to Mr. Findlater, Super- 
visor, Dumfries, and unpublished, consisting of a poem 
relative to his friend Captain Grose, in t^2 lines, some- 
what broad in tone, having at the head an interesting 
note of 7 lines. 

George Thomson, Public IJIiraiian, l''.<linburgh, certifies to the 
genuineness of the handwriting of the above poem as being that of 
Robert lUirns. 

4th. A. L. S. Maidstone, May 24th, 1762, by Francis 
Grose as Paymaster of the 2d Batt., Surrey Militia, 
relative to whom the foregoing poem was written. 

5th. Portraits of Burns and Capt. Grose, printed ex- 
tracts from Burns' works, ivitli steel plate illttstiatioiis. 

"174^ Byron, Lord. Poet. Half 4to. A. D. S. London, 181 1 

Draft on John Hanson, Esq., Chancery Lane, in favour of 
Colonel Morgan, on stamped paper, with engraved portrait. 

175 Byron, Lord. Ancestor of the Poet. A. L. S. 4to. 
Walton, 1781. 



176 CATHERINE OF FRANCE, Queen of England. Re- 

vy ceipt of Jean due Ouesney, Receiver General of " tres 

hauete et excellente princesse de noble memoire la 

royne d'Angleterre." Oblong, vellum. 1437. Very fine. 

\11 Charles Emanuel II., King of Sardinia. D. S. Folio. 
1737. With great Seal, Very fine. 



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r.ERAi.n /•:. hart. ww 

17H CHARLES I., KiiiR of I'liKlaiul. L. S. Iw.lio. Wcsl- 
niinster Pnlacc, 1640. 

( )iu' lini' ;iiit(i. Addressed to Moms, mon Cot:sin I.c Prince (';ir- 
din:d ljif:iiit di'' SpaHiic, \c., .ind (;()ii\|)laiiis lliat insults have lieeli 
offered lo ilie I'ln^jiisli MinistiT and lui' which redress is asked. 
Vostre Ires alTeetioiiiK' Cousin, Charles K. Witli 2 portraits. 

179 CiiAUi.Ks II., Kiniif of lintjland. D. S. 2 pp. folio. 1672. 

Sij^iied also hv Lord .Ashley, l'"arl of Sliafteshury, .author of the 
f.iinous ilabe.is Corinis .\ct, and Lord I'hornas Clilford. v;ivin).j the 
terms of compensation to tlie I'.arl of Kinnoul for relin(|uishing liis 
proprietary rights to the Islands of ISarhadoes, Leeward and Car- 
ibhee Islands, in the West Indies. 

180 CiiAKi.Ks v., King of France. Order of the King for 

the |)ayment of money. Oblong, velhim. 1365. 

181 Cn.AKi.KS VI., King of I'Vance. Order of the King ff)r a 

review. Oblong, velltim. Paris, 1367. 

182 Cii.vKi.KS VI., King of France. Military order. Oblong, 

vellum. 1367. 

183 CiiAUi.KS IX., King of France. Notorious for the Mas- 

sacre of St. Bartholomew. I). S. VcUnm, double 
folio. 1565. 

184 CiFARi.KS IX., King of France. I). S. Folio. 1567. 

Mentions Mailamc La Mar'f l)e Montmorency, wife of the (irst 
Duke and Marshal of France who was killed in the same year in a 
combat amongst tiie Calvinists. 

185 CoHDEN, RiCHAUi). Distinguished English Statesman. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. Svo. 1 86 1. 

"With our troubles ahead in America, we ilo not need further 
embarrassments, it is imp<3ssible to see the end of this slavery 
quarrel otlierwise than by uproolinj; the cause, but what a fearful 
process," etc. 

186 CoNDK, Princk I)K, LoL'is i)K BouRiiON. Great French 

General. D. S. Folio. Paris, 1651. 

187 Cook, Cai'IAIN Jamks. Famous Navigator and Discov- 

erer. Killed in the Sandwich Islands. Auto. MSS. 
Oblong i2mo. A page from his log book. 

" Made sail, and presently after saw land ahead, distant about two 
miles. It proved to be one of the low islands, or, rather, shoals, 
which render navij^ation in this sea so danyerous. * * * The two 
e.xtremes of the islets inclosing a large basin of water, on which was 
a canoe under sail. Lat. 17" 5' S. Long. 143° t6' W. (r2th Aug., 
I773.)" 



84 COfJ.r.CT/OA' OF 

i88 rVAVII), Ja(\iui;s Loi'is. Celebrated French Historical 
V) Painter, Member of the Com. of Safety and the 
Convention, Voted for the death of the Kiiij;, Ap- 
pointed First Painter by Napolef)n. A. L. S. t p. Hvo, 
and address to Admiral Sir Sidney Smith. Poilidit. 
189 David d'Anok.ks. French Sculptor. A. L. S. 8vo. 1842. 
lyo D'lsKAii.i, Isaac. Author. Father of Lord Ueacons- 
field. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. 

"Alas! Sir, I am no poet! If I had a liijjli copy of verses, liow 
pleasant would it he to see my Hies preserved in your amber!" i\:c. 

191 I)oh,()U(ii;ki, ()i.(;a. Russian Princess. Tlie morgan- 

atic wife of the Czar Alexander II. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
8vo. i860. In French, speaking of her children. 

192 HMZAHICTII. OuKKN OK Knoi.ani). U.S. Vellum. 



t^MZAHICTII. OuKKN OK Knoi.an 
J I'oiio. 157,5. 



rrciclaniation for Sedition and Hooks made a.n.iinst tlie Hook of 
Common I'rayer. I'wo fine portraits. 

193 ICLIZAHl'TII. 1). S. Folio, vellum, Palace of West- 
minster, 1569. Signed also by 
UuKK OK NoKioi.K, attainted for high treason for coin- 
muiiicating with Mary, (Jueen of Scots, and beheaded 
in 1572. 
Roiii'KT Lkvi F.siKk, the Celebrated Lord Dudley, who 
* aspired to be the Uueen's husband. 

Sir W. Howard, Ambassador to the C/ar of Muscovy 

in 1553 (being the first embassy from England to the 

Russian limpire). 

W. Ckcim,, Lord Burleigh, Grand Treasurer of Kngland. 

liARi, OK Pkmbrokk, one of the most powerful nobles of 

his time. 
E. Cmnton, Lord High Admiral. 
Francis Knoi.lvs, Commissioner who sat on Judgment 

on Mary, Queen of Scots. 
With 2 portraits of Queen lUizaheth and i of Robert Leycester. 
It is seldom, indeed, that one comes across a Document bearinjf so 
many important Historical Signatures as this. 



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Wh 



\i)\ }r)\VV\\\''\\ Ci AUDK. l^encli Ahhr and Ucv<»liiii(.iiisl, 
1 MtMnhcr of tlic Assembly, and at the atta( k mi tin; 
Hastile. Gnillotined. A. I). S. .jto, lySfj. 

ir)5 I'ICRDINANI), Kinjj (»f Spain, I'ation of Coliiinhns, 
I). S. , 7 pp. folio, 1480, also siy;ni'(l l»y Cardinal 
Xinic'iu.s, with fini: imprt'ssof jjrejat seal; also, Isabella, 
(Jiieen of Sjiain, I). S., f<ilio, 14X0. 2 pieces 

11/) I'ox, ("11 \ui.i.s J AMKs. Distinguislu'il Hiitisli Statesman. 
L. S. 2 pp. 4to. I 780. 

Miniidiis Lord Nortli, liiiiki', liarn', \c. With pdilrall. 

i(j7 1''k\N(1s I. Kinjr of France. 1). S. Vellnm, folio. 
1 5 1 .S. // '//// 2 portraits, 

Kefers to Jehan Lalemant, of Laiimu'doc, wlmsu (k'sceiidaiils caiiif 
to Canada ami wore martyifd by tlic Indians. 

I'ndiTtliis Kiiifi till- disci ivL'iii-s of N'l'w Kranci' wi'iv iiiadi' l)y 
\'i'iaz/ani, and of the St. I.a-,vii'nie hy Jai,<|UL's (artiir ,ind l\oin--rval. 

198 pp.ORGK I. Kinjr of Kngland. L. S. Folio. St, 
vJ James, 1722. (In (Jerman.) 

With line royal seal. 

J99 Gkok(;k II. King of Kngland. JJ. S. 410. Hampton 
Court, I 7 16. 

Signed as I'rincc (luardian of the Kingdom. A very rare form of 
signature. 

200 Gkokch', III. King of England. D. S. 3 pji. folio. 

1788. 

On military matters. 

201 GiiiRAi.TAk. Contemporary copies in French of four 

letters describing the movements and battles of the 
British, and French and Spanish fleets at (ribraltar in 
September and October, 1782. 21 pp. With Englisii 
translation. 9 pp. folio. 

202 GoDoi.i'HiN, SvuNEY. Prime Minister to Queen Anne. 

D. S. 2 pp. folio. 1697. 

Also signed l)y Karl of Halifax, John Smith and others. 

203 Gray, Thomas. Author of " (Cray's Elegy in a Country 

Church Yard." Autograph MSS. 2 pp. 4to. 
Describing monuments in churches of the Gray family. 



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204 Grenvim.i,, j. Earl of Bessborougli. Statesman. 1). S. 
I p. 4to. 1757. 

Also signed by I'aron l.i-'gge, l-ord Dun Cannon and Earl Lincoln. 



205 



HANRIOT, Francois. Commanding General, Na- 
tional Guard, Paris, during the Revolution, 1794. 
D. S. I p. 4to. 18 germinal, year 2. 

Siy;ned as " I.e (leneral en Chief de Paris" in the same year that 
lie was g-uillotined. With portrait. 

206 Hknry VI. King of England. Order of the King, 

signed by his Secretary. Issued at Rouen, 1439, as 
King of France. Oblong vellum. 

207 HENRY VII. King of England. D. S. 2 pp. folio. 

1506. 

With two lines autograph. With portrait. Curious old English 
script. 

208 HENRY VII. King of England. D. S. 4to, vellum. 

1497. 

In English, and in the year of the Discovery of America by Cabot. 
Two portraits. 

209 HENRY VIII. King of England, 1509-1547. L. S. 

Folio. London, 1531. 

Signed at the bottom — an unus'ial form at this early date, .ul- 
dressed to Dno Wolphango, I'rincipi in Aniiault. introducing .\rch- 
bishop Crannier, the celebrated Reformer, who ilied at the slake, 
and who divorced Henry from Catherine of .Vragon. 

210 HENRY VIII. King of England. E). S. In English. 

yi p. 8vo, vellum. 

In tlie first year of his reign — 1509. This tine document is an 
order on his master of the robes for supplying some fur-trimmed 
garments. With portrait. 

211 Henry III. King of France. D. S. Folio. Paris, 1582 

212 Henry III. King of France and Poland. D. S. ^ p. 

8vo, vellum. In French. Dated 1585. 
Countersigned by Ijrulart. 

213 Henry IV. King of France. A. L. S. Folio. 

Written in sympathetic ink, and perfectly clean and legible when 
held up to the light. A most curious relic. 

214 Henry 4TH. King of France. D. S. Folio. 1605. With 

portrait. 



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215 Henrv IV. Kiiiir of France. IJ. S. Folio. Paris, 1608 

Countersigned by Antoine ele Lomenie, Aniltassac'.or. 

216 Hekdkr, Johan G. von. Great German Poet. A. L. S. 

8vo. 1794. Portrait. 

217 Holland, Baron. Knglisli Statesman. A. L. 410. 

218 HORN, GusTAvus. The great Constable of Sweden. 

L. S. Folio. 1643. Three lines auto. With seal. 
Very rare. 

219 Hugo, Victor. Great French Poet and Novelist. .'\. L. S. 

8vo. 



220 



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AMES I. King of England. L. S. Folio. 

Cireenwich, 1619 

A Monsieur mon Cousin I-e Due de Lorayne. With fine seal. 
Signed the King's handwriting, " Voytre tres r..''fetionne Cusin, 
JaquesR." 

Letter refers to " our dear wife, the late Queen." Folio portrait by 
Geo. Virtue. 



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1 IT'OTZErSUE, August F. F. German Diplomatist and 
Iv Dramatist. Assassinated by Sand. A. L. S. 4to. 

1806. 2wo portraits of Kotzebue and one of Sand. 

2 T EltDS, DuKF. OK. Thomas Osborne, Lord High 
\-^ Treasurer. D. S. Folio. 1679. 

Signed as Earl of Danby. 2 portraits. 

223 LKMAirRK, Frkderick. Great French Actor. A. L. S. 

8vo. 1 83 1. 

224 Lorraine, Cardinal de. D. S. 4to. 1629. 

Witii line seal. 

225 LOUIS XI. King of France. D. S. 4to. Fine. IVit/i 

portrait. Rare. 

226 LOUIS XII. King of France. D. S. Folio. Lyon, 1494. 

Regarding the restoration of a church. Rare. 

227 Louis XIII. King of France. L. S. 3 pp. folio. Paris, 

1614. 

Letter from the King to the Hailiffs, convoking an assembly of the 
r'arliament of France. Countersigned by I.omenie. Under this King 
the colonizing of Canada was chieHy instituted, Qj.pbec having been 
founded by Champlain i'' '^ ^8. 



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228 Louis XIII. King of France. L. S. Folio. 1631. 

Addressed the Duke de Longueville, (lovernor of His Kstales 
in Normandy. With the King's seal. .\ tine letter. 

229 Louis XIII. King of France. 3 D. S. Folio. 1626- 

1632-1636. 3 pieces. 

230 LOUIS XIV. King of France. L. S. Folio. 1685. 

This letter enclosed the decree revokinj; the f.-xinous Kdict of N.intes. 

" *^.* The declanition hereto attached, which we liave considered 
necessary to give to prevent any further students of the so-called 
Reformed Religion, etc." 

231 Louis XIV. King of France. D. S. Folio. 1649. With 

royal seal. 

232 L(.)uis XIV. King of France. D. S. Folio. Versailles, 

1707. Lettre de cachet. 

233 Louis XV. King of France. L. S. 4to. 1728. With 

fine seal and blue ribbon attached. 

To the (^ueen of (Ireat Ikitain, announcing the birth of a I'rincess. 
Two portraits, one by St. Aubin. 

234 Louis XVI. King of France. D. S. 4to. Paris, ist 

September, 1791. 

Order for the payment of 1,000 francs, being the tjuarterly 
allowance for the (Queen's Household. Signed after the imprison- 
ment of the King. 

235 Louvois, Marquis de. Minister of War under Louis 

XIV. L. S. 4to. Versailles, 1687. 



236 \\ ACAULAY (Lord). Celebrated English Historian. 
iVl A. L. S. 8vo. 1829. 

237 MARIE ANTOINETTE. Queen of France. Wife of 

Louis XVI. Guillotined. A. L S. 8vo. le 4th 
September (1791). 

Written during her imprisonment to the I'rincess de Lamballe. 

" * * * That you are a good and true friend I know, but one 
must love people for themselves, and I forbid you by all my friend- 
ship to return here. Await the effect of the acceptation of the con- 
stitution." Very rare. 



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238 Marik i)E Medicis. Queen of France, Wife of Henry 

IV. L. S. 4to. Fontaynebleau, 1604. 

To Arcluluchess of Austria, recommenclinjr the Sieiir dc I'.orny, 
Ambassador to Austria. Two |)i)rtraits. 

239 MARGUKRITE DE VALOIS. Queen of Navarre, 

Motlier of Henry IV. Author of the " Heptameron." 
D. S. Folio. 1549. 

Sealed with her arms, having 2 Marguerites as supporters. A fine 
document regarding the construction of the new palace at St. 
(icrmain en I. aye. 

240 MARLBOROUGH. Prince and Duke, the Great Sol- 

dier. L. S. 4 pp. 4to. Vlierbock, 1705. 

To the Bishop of 'freves, announcing a victory: "We have at 
last, with the aid of the good Clod, freed the lines and at the san^e 
time defeated a great body of hostile troops commanded l)y the 
Marquis D'/Megre, who has been made prisoner with the Count de 
Ilornc, also Lieutenant-General, two ^[ajor-C'lenerals and more than 
seventy other officers with a good number of soldiers, besides the 
regiment of Monluc, which I have forced to surrender uncondition- 
ally in the city of Firlemont, etc., etc., etc." 

241 M.\Ri.i'.oKon(;H, Duke OK. D. S. 2 pp. Folio. "Given 

at the Camp, 171 1." 

Ordering a Court Martial upon several officers for disorders. 

242 Maupkai:, Rene C. Chancellor of PVance. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 4to, 1739. Tii'o portraits. 

243 Mazakin, Jules, Cardinai. de. Minister of State to 

Louis XIV. L. S. Folio. 1650. 

With seals and ribbons. 

244 Moore, Thomas. Irish Poet. A. L. S. 8vo. 1837. 

Refers to his Canadian song, " Row, brothers, row." 

245 MoRNAY, Phii.mppe DE Dui'LESsis. Celebrated French 

Nobleman and Protestant Statesman, nicknamed the 
" Pope of the Huguenots." D. S. Folio. 1588. 
Document also signed by Henry IV. as King of Navarre. 

246 \TESSELRODE, Count Vox. Russian Diplomatist, 
ii one of the foremost political men of this century 

in all European affairs. A. L. S. 4to. 

To the English Ambassador, speaking of despatches from Con- 
stantinople. On his crested paper, with Russian motoes, iS;c. 



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247 NEWTON, Sir Isaac. The Greatest of English Mathe- 

maticians and Natural Philosophers. 1). S. Oblong 
vellum. 1698. 

Committing some counterfeiters for trial. Sii;nu(l .as Master of the 
Mint. 

248 NoRKoi.K, Thomas Howard (Second Duke). Distin- 

guisiied Soldier. Fought at Bosworth iMoId and IHod- 
den Field; Hero of Scott's " Marmion." A. D. S. 8vo. 
15 1 5. Very rare. 



249 







RLEANS, Louis Phimppf, (" Piiimppk Eoamtk "). 
Father of King Louis Philippe. L. S. 4to. 1781. 
Also signed by the Due de Chartres (afterwards King 
Louis Philippe). I^ortraits of each. 



250 



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ELHAM, Sir Hknrv, Private Secretary of War, 

. S. , 4to, 1748; Earl Cowley, British Ambassador 

to France, D. S., folio, 1842. 2 pieces 

251 Pius Vn. Pope of Rome. Crowned Napoleon. A Brief 

issned by him. Double folio, vellum, with floriated 

letters. Four signatures. 



252 niCHARD in., King of England, Document of the 
1\ time, and mentioning him ; A. D. S., 8vo, 1845, of 

Lady Elizabeth Surrey, wife of the Duke of Norfolk. 

253 R1CHKLIK.U, Cardinal Duke dk, Minister of Louis XIII. 

L. S. Folio. 1642. 

To the Dul<e de Lonjjville, the year l)efore his death. Under this 
minister Canada was ehietly colonized, and he was the founder of the 
Company of " 100 Associates," or New France. 

The Richelieu River was named after this Cardinal in 1042, like- 
wise the Town of Sorel. which was then called Fort Richelieu. With 
his seal. 

254 Richmond, Duke ok, Charles. Secretary of State, 

Field Marshal. L. S. Folio. 1766. 

Important letter to the C.overnor and Company of Connecticut, in 
relating to repe ng the Stamp Act. With portrait. 



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255 RoHKsi'iERRE, AuGUSTiN BoN JosEPH. Called " Tlie 

Younger." Brother of Maximilien, and French Revo- 
lutionary Politician. Guillotined in 1794. A. L. S. 
4to. Nice, 1793. 

" \'ou can announce the capture of the ("ity of Lyons by the 
" Army of the Republic. This news should make tyrants tremble. 
" The victorious army is at this moment on its way towards the in- 
" famous Toulon, and we believe that our enemies will soon receive 
" the reward of their wicked plans," iS:c., (S:c. 
\'ery rakk. 

256 RocHEKoucAULT, LiANCOURT. French Traveller and 

Historian. A. L. S. 4to. Phil. With portrait. 

257 QAXE, Field Marshal de, of France. One of the 
O greatest Warriors of his time. Defeated the Eng- 
lish at Fontenoy in 1745. L. S. Folio. Brussels, 

1747- 

On military matters. 

258 Scorr, Sir Walter. Great Scottish Novelist. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 4to. Edinburgh, 1806. 

Referring to Lord Wm. Howard's sketch of portrait sent him, and 
also to a new edition of the Lay of the Last .Minstrel. 

259 Shakteshurv, Ashley, Earl oe. Lord Chancellor in 

Cabal Ministry. D. S. Folio. 1665. W ith fine seal . 

260 Shelisurne, Wm. Petty, Earl oe. Prime Minister of 

Great Britain and Secretary of State. L. S. 4 pp. 
folio. Whitehall, 1767. 

To .Sir Wm. Johnston, referring to permitting the French of 
Canada to trade with the Indians under proper restrictions. "It 
" appears to me from the fullest attention I have been able to give 
"the subject, that the abuses committed in the Indian Trade and the 
" disorders in the back settlements have had their source principally 
" in the fraudulent purchases & grants from the Natives which have 
" so long been suffered & even countenanced in too many instances 
"by his Majestys (iovernors from shameful motives of self interest, 
" very unbecoming their stations — and it is with concern I observe 
" that there are some late instances of the like pernicious, though I 
" hope uncountenanced, practices." 

261 Southampton, Earl of. Lord High Treasurer to 

Charles II. D. S. Folio. 1665. 2 portraits. 



42 COLLECTION OF 

262 SiAR Chamhkr. D. S. 8 pp. folio. i5''>4. 

Signed by the Lord Treasurer, WM. I'oii 1: 1 1 , M.\K(M is {)!■ 
Manci lies TICK, who lield the position of treasurer for Henry \III. 
Curious details of the eharges of workmen at tliis period. 

263 STATE PAPERS. From the Reign of Phillip and 

Mary to the Commonwealth, 1554-1649. 50 Original 
MSS. Documents bound in one vohimc, with a list of 
the contents of the 50 papers. Several with signatures 
and seals. 

Many of these letters antl docuinents :ire of considerable historical 
importance, and refer largely to the troublous tiiuesof Charles I. and 
Cromwell, and are sufficiently interesting to warrant being repub- 
lished. 'I'heyare also interesting from a paleogiaphic point of view. 
Many of the signatures are of historical individu.ils. 

From the collection of Sir Francis I'algrave, the historian. 

264 Stkozzi, Louisa, Wife of the Italian Duke, Diplomatist 

and Statesman; Alexander Strozzi, A. L. S., 4to, 1496; 
Robert Strozzi, her son, A. L. S., 2 pp. folio, 1498. 

2 pieces 

265 Sui.i.Y, Maximimf.n de Bethune, Due i)K. Illustrious 

French Statesman. Vellum D. S. Small oblong folio. 
161 1. 

15eautiful specimen. 

266 Sunderland, Earl of. Secretary of State to James III. 

D. S. Folio. 1685. With printed Broadside and 
J portraits. 

267 npHACKERAY, William M. Great English Novelist. 

1 A. L. S. 8vo. N. Y. 
While on his American trip. 

268 Thomson, James. Poet. Subscription paper for a new 

edition of the Seasons, with engravings, to be printed 
by T. Bentley, with 37 names, chiefly of booksellers, 
attached. 3 pp. 410. 

269 Thrale, Mrs. H. L. Piozzi. Friend of Dr. Sam'l John- 

son and Authoress. A. L. S. 4to. 18 18. 

With a piece of Johnson's original manuscript for his dictionary 
attached, beginning with the letters To. A desirable relique of this 
important work. 



GERALD E. HART. V.\ 

270 TowNSHKM), Chari.ks. Secretary of State and of Trade. 

1). S. Folio. 1763. 

Addressed to the (lovernor and C!ompany of Connecticut. Sijjned 
also by Soanie Jenyns, the author, C. liacon, John \orke, lulnuind 
'i'honias, Cieovice I'aine and Orwell, Lords of Trade. 

271 TowNsiii.Ni), Gkorok. Marquis. Second in command 

under Gen. Wolfe at Ouebec. He received the sur- 
render of Quebec. D. S. Folio. 1775. 

272 "IHLLAIN, M.VRTiN i.K SiEUu Daussay. D. S. Folio. 

V 1567. 

Deeds of Conveyance to the Sieur Cruciti.x of an annual rental in 
the Duchy de [.onjjuevilie, France. 

273 ViM.AK. Citizen. MSS. Article on Medals. Interest- 

ing and unpublislied. 14 pp. 4to. Circa 1797. 

274 ViM.KKOi, Marquis dk. Governor and Guardian of 

Louis XIV. during his minority. D. S. Folio. 1631. 
With 2 portraits, one rare, about i6jo. 

275 VOLTAIRE. Poet, Philosopher, Author and Historian. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. 4to. 1761. " V." 

deferring to a ward of his, a Miss Corneille, being asked in mar- 
riage and refused, owing to a scandal published against her father, 
antl from her living at Voltaire's, and receiving her education from 
" (7 sci'ffcr (bateleur) at the faith. With portrait. 

276 VOLTAIRE. A. L. S. 4to. 1742. "V." To De la 

None, comed'en de sa majeste. 

On tiieatricai matters. 

" N'ou make me love more than ever an art which began to be in- 
different to me, iSic, i\:c." 



277 AirATT, James. Celebrated Mechanician and Im- 

VV prover of the Steam Engine, &c. , &c. A. L. S. 
12 pp. Folio. Birmingham, 1782. 
Giving a minute description of an engine. 

278 VVniTEi'iEi.i), Rkv. George. The Great Methodist 

preacher. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. London, 1759. " G. 
W." To his nephew. 



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279 Wii.MAM III. King ot England. I). S. Folio. Ken- 

sington, 1695. Signed also by Godolpliin and others. 

280 William IV. King of England. I). S. Folio. St. 

James, 1830. 

Authorizing that a bill be prepared for making " Gaspard Gabriel 
" Giilion Alfred Count D'Ous.w, now of the City of Dublin, alien 
" born, free denizen of our United Kingdom of Great liritain and 
" Ireland." Signed also by Sir Robert Teel. 

An interesting document referring to one of the most celebrated 
flippant aristocrats of the age, the oracle of London fashionable 
life and the Friend of Napoleon. 




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281 OKI^CIIER, Jonathan. Governor of New York, 
VJ New Hampshire and New Jersey. D. S. 4to. 

1738. Proroguing the New Hampshire General 
Assembly. Also signed by Secty. Richard Waldron. 

282 BELLINGHAM, Richard. Governor and Original 

Patentee of Massachusetts. D. S. Half 4to. 1654. 
Two lines autograph, signed as Governor. Very rare. 

283 Bkrnakd, Sir Francis. Governor of Massachusetts. 

1). S. 4to. 1767. Also signed by Andrew Oliver, 
Stamp Act Agent. 

284 BisiiK, Ei.isha, Old Lawyer of Pembroke, Mass., who 

died in 1736, A. L. S., 4to, Boston, 1736; Quaint 
Letter to his Wife, also A. D. S., 2 pp. folio, 1737; In- 
ventory of his Estate, very curious, signed by Isaac 
Winslow and Josiah Cotton ; also Account of the 
Estate of Benjamin Bisbe, signed by John Gushing 
and Edward Winslow. 3 pieces 

285 Blkecker, Rutger. D. S. 4 pp. folio. N. Y. 1729. 

Petition to John Montgomerie, Clovernor of New York, asking for 
grant of 6,000 acres of land in tlie Mohawk Country, mentioning 
names of Indian Chiefs from whom tract of land was aceiuired, 
goods given for it, and its boundary signed by Rutger Bleecker, James 
Delancey (afterwards Governor of New York), and Nicholas 
Bleecker. 

286 Bollan, William. Agent for Massachusetts in Eng- 

land. D. S. 3 pp. 4to. 1761. 

Relative to compensating the Province for its expenditure in the 
late war against Canada. Mentions Louisbourg and Nova Scotia. 



46 COLLECTION OF 

2S7 HosioN. Harrison Gray, Mercliant, A. L. S., Svo, 
Host. 1749; James Bowdoin, A. L. S., 4to, 17 '9 1 'i"'l 
John Hallantine, I). S., 2 i>p. folio, 17 17, also signed 
by Francis Wainwright and lidward Winston. 3 pieces 

288 HosioN. David Jeffries, D. S., folio, 1698, also signed 

by Thomas Newton, Michael Perry and Joseph Webb; 
John Scollay, I). S., folio, 1773, also signed by 
Timothy Newell, Thomas Marshall and Samuel 
Austin; Thomas I5erry, Contemporary, Copy of his 
Will, 2 pp. folio, 1679; John Strange, Lessee of 
Spectacle Island, D. S., 4to, 1695, also signed by 
Isaac Addington. 4 pieces 

289 Bow[,KR, Mktcai,!.-. Member of Stamp Act Congress. 

A. D. S. Half 4to. N. Y. 1766. 

290 Brattle, William. Member of the Stamp Act Congress. 

Loyalist in the Revolution. A. D. S. 4 PP- ff>li»- 'T^o 
Relative to building a fort at roontosuck by Col. Williams, and 
signed as Cliairman of the Legislative Committee. With three lines 
and signature of William Williams, the signer. 

291 r^ARTER, Robert. Governor of Virginia. D. S. 
\j 4to. 173 

292 CLINTON, Sir George. Admiral. Governor of New 

York. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. Fort George, 17.19. 

"Your Honor will perceive what artifices the Covernour of 
Canada is usin^ now (at the commencement of the peace) to infuse 
jealousies of the English among the Indians, and to withdraw their 
affections from us * * * I have ordered our Interpreter to go to 
Oswego, with presents and instructions, not only to confirm the live 
nations in their fidelity to the Crown of Great IJritain, but likewise 
to ILk the Missisagues and other Nations to the westward in their 
alliance with us," &c. 

293 Col. DEN, Cadwallader. Colonial Governor of New 

York. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4to. Fort George, 1764. 

'I"o Sir William Johnson: "You know that by the King's I'roc- 
" tarnation all purchasers of lands from the Indians must be made 
" by the Covernor in person." 

294 Colden, Cadwallader. A. L. S. 4to. Fort George, 

1764. 

" I now send you back the two Indians that Clark was carrying 
off," &c. 



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295 CoNNKciicur. Rev. Napthali Daggett, President 

Yale College, MS. Sermon, 12 jiji. 121110; R(.'v. I'liil 
moil Robhins, A. I). S., Svo, ly.p; John I'loiil, Judge, 
A. 1). S., tolio, 1755. ,^ i)ieees 

296 CoNNK.c 1 Hi; r. Three dociinients signed by Timothy 

Mi.x, John Mi.x and Jonathan Mi.x, 1763. Also sigiuMl 
by Samuel Bishop, Daniel Lyman, Sainuel Sherman, 
Thomas Darling and others. 3 pieces 

297 CoNNKc TicuT. John Chester, Judge, 1). S., 4to, 1754; 

Richard Alsop, A. L. S., 4to, Middieton, 1756; Ileze- 
kiah Wyllys, Secretary of Colony, A. D. S., folio, 
•73>' 3 pit-'ces 

298 CoKwiN, Jonathan. Judge of the Witch trials in Massa- 

chusetts. A. D. S. 3 lines. 1692. 

299 Ckocihan, Colonkl GKORdi:. Indian Agent, Captain 

in Hraddock's Expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. folio. 

Moghick, Old Town, Niagara, Deer. 2, 1754. 

To Governor Morris. Interesting letter in refcreiue to tlie In- 
dians. ('ondolin;.v witli tile Indians on tlie de.itli of tlie lialf Kiiii;-, 
by deliverinj.;- to tlietn presents, and " to wipe tlie tears from tlieir 
eyes. " 

300 Croc.han, Coi.onki- Georok. a. L. S. 2 pp. 

Shoppensbourg, Nov. 12, 1755. 

'I'o Ciovernor James Hamilton. Important llistorica 
relative to tlie Indians and their sidinjr with the I'reiieh. 

-Mentions the defeat of (ieneral Hraddock. Mentions a ('oiincil of 
the 6th Nation Indians and their decision to " drive the inhabitants 
over the .South Mountains from Virginia, .Maryland and rennsyl- 
vania," <S:c., &:c. 

301 Cruokr, John. Member of the Stamp Act Congress. 

Mayor of N. Y. D. S. 4to, 1765. 



olio. 



Letter 



302 TAE LANCY, James, Governor of New York. A. L. S. 



D 



4to. New York, 1755. 



Referring to Braddock's defeat. 

" Aecording to my conjecture, things are not so bad as they were 
" represented by Colonel Innes. * * * * [ hope the tjeneral may 
" still be able to recover the cannon, with the assistance of that part 
" of his army which was left behind under Colonel Dunbar." 

303 DuMMER, Jeremy. Judge in the Witch trials. A. D. S. 
4to. Boston, 1700. 



48 COr.r.ECTION OF 

304 I7LLIS, SiK Hk.nkv. Governor of Georgia. 



34 I^LLIS, SiK Hk.nkv. Go 
Iv 4to. Savannah, 1759. 



L. S. 



305 r^ANEl'IL, Hknjamin. Fattier of Peter, who erected 



FANEl'l 
l'"ane 



nil Hall. A. L. S. Folio. Hoston, 1690. 



Kifuiring to tlic \V:ir with Canaila and the invasion by Sir Wni. 
I'hipps. 

306 Faikjimkk, Fkan( is. (jovernor of Virginia. A. D. S. 

Folio. 1735. 

Sij,Mic(l from times, furious old l)oiul in Latin, witli three six- 
penny impressed stamps. 

307 Fi r( H, Thomas. Governor of Connecticut. L. S. 2 

l)p. 4to. Norvvalk, 1755. 

Refers to levy of troops to assist in the invasion of Canada, and to 
Major-General Lyman. 

308 Frknch and Indian War. Four original bonds of Con- 

necticut ofl'icers as paymasters of their companies, 
1759. Folio. Signed S. S. Hawley, Daniel Edwards, 
John Ilungerford, Eldad Lewis, Phineas Castle, 
Nathaniel Porter, John Ledyard, John Ellery, Joseph 
Canfield, David I'\'rris, David Holmes, David Baldwin, 
- Samuel Whitney, Timothy Hierlitz and William Starr. 

4 pieces 

309 French and Indian War. Four bonds same as above. 

Signed by Josiah Griswold, Benjamin Hinman, John 
Ledyard, John Ellery, Thomas Walker, Benjamin 
Bancroft, Timothy Hierlitz, Nathan Payson, Thomas 
Hobby, James Mead, David Valentine, Andrew 
Worden, Aaron Hitchcock, John Jefiery and Azariah 
Lothrop. 

French and Indian War. Four bonds similar to the 
above signed by Joseph Wooster, Theophilus Nichols, 
Christopher Avery, Timothy Stowe, Thomas Wilmot, 
Benjamin Ruggles, Timothy Mix, Daniel Edwards, 
Charles Whitney, J. Buckinham, Edmund Wells, Josiah 
Griswold, John Chester, Zaccheus Wheeler and 
Timothy Mather. 



310 



cr.RAi.n I'.. iiAirr. 



3" 



piCDNICV, VVii. 1,1AM, SlHM-ilTof Kssex. A, L. S. 
vJ 4to. Salem, ist May, 1714. 



40 
I J). 



I'o tliu lion. Saimiel Sfvvall. Kt-fcrriiij; to coimttTfiMt Hills of 
Mass. and the arret of tin- I'orjicr. 

312 TTEATIICOTK, ('Ai.Kii. Fotiiuler of Trinity Church, 
1 1 New Yorix. Mayor of Ni-vv York, 1711-1714. 1). S. 

Folio. New York, 1714. Also signed by Jacobus Kip 
and John Jansen. 

Summons for a (Irani! Jury. 

313 HoRSMANDKN, Daniki.. Kamous New York Judge. 

Author of "The Negroe Plot." A. I). S. Folio. 
1762. Also signed by Jose[)h Sacket, Jonathan Fish, 
Richard Alsop and Henry Livingston. 

Dei'il of land in Dutchess County, with seals and silk. 

313^^ Huii.iiiNsoN, Thomas. Governor of Massachusetts. 
A. L. S. 4to. Boston, 1755. 

To Sir W'ni. Johnson. Referring to the K.xpedition ajjainst I'ort 
William Henry, where he met and defeated the i'Vench forces and 
took the liaron Dieskau prisoner. 

314 HUTCHINSON, Thomas. Governor of Massachusetts. 

A. D. S. I p. folio. (1765.) 

Speech to the Assembly after the Stamp .Vet Riot, with signature 
attached: 

" 'but I beg leave to make an apology for appearing in this dress. 
" These clothes I have on are all the clothes 1 have in the world, for 
"I have not another shirt to my back, nay even one of these gar- 
" ments I have borrowed,' * * » » but 1 am not conscious 
" that I deserve this treatment from the people — for as to wh.it 
"respects the stamp act — as it is commonly called, though I think it 
" not proper to answer to a tumultuous people every cpiestion whicli 
" they shall think lit to ask, yet to remove every ill impression from 
"your minds I do now in the presence of Almighty (lod solemnly 
"declare — and I would not lye, especially when F take this name, for 
"ten thousand worlds — I say I do surely declare that 1 ilid not 
"directly, or indirectly, either in public or in private, either in 
" America or in England, speak or write one word in favour of th.il 
"Act — but on the contrary all I could against it. * * * * What 
" affects me more than all my other sufferings is a number of young 
"children hanging about me when I am destitute of means for their 
"relief." 



50 COLLECTION OF 

315 Hutchinson, Thomas. Do. Autograph drafts of two 

messages to the Assembly. Each i p. folio. 1770. 

2 pieces 

316 TENINGS, Edward. Colonial Governor of Virginia. 
J D. S. Large double folio. 1703. 

This is a very large vellum deed executed in England by John 
Alleyn, and transferring propeity in Virginia. It is beautifully 
engrossed with great capital letters and bears several English stamps. 

317 Jenyns, Soame. As Commissioner for the Colonies. 

L. S. 4 pp. folio. Whitehall, 1757. Also signed by 
Dunk Halifax and others. 

Important letter of introdurtion to Sir William Johnson. 

" The Proprietors will appoint Richard Peters and Conrad Weiser 
commissioners on their parts to treat with the Six Nations in concert 
with you," etc., etc. 

318 l^NOX, William. English Statesman. A. L. S. 

rV 6 pp. 4to. Whitehall, 1772. 

A most interesting letter on the troubles in Georgia preceding the 
Revolution. 

319 T EVERETT, Sir John. Governor of Massachusetts, 
1^ 1673. A. D. S. 4to. Boston, 1677. Signed as 

Governor. Also signed by Governor Simon Bradstreet, 
Daniel Denison, Col. Edward Tyngand Thomas Clarke. 
A curious petition of Lydia Watts appealing against the sentence 
of her husband. 

320 Livingston, Philip. Father of the Signer Declaration 

of Independence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. Albany, 1731 
" I conjecture if there comes no rupture between our crown and 
" that of Erance and we keep the settlement of Oswego, that strouds 
"will be in demand for next Summer," &c. 

321 Logan, James. Governor of Penn. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

folio. Phil. 1736-7. 

To Conrad Weiser, giving instructions relative to a Council to be 
held with the Indians " to negotiate a Peace between the Six Nations 
of our Northern Indians and the Southern the Cherikee, &c." 

322 Lords of Trade and Plantations. D. S. F'olio. 1764. 

Addressed to Governor and Company of Connecticut. 
Signed by Lord Hillsborough, Soame Jenyns (the au- 
thor), Edward Eliot, C. Bacon, Orwell J. Dyson, Bam- 
ber Gascoyne. 



GERALD E. HART. 51 

323 LounouN, John Campbell, Earl ok. Governor of Vir- 

ginia. Commander-in-Chief. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. 
New York, 1757. 

324 LounouN, Earl of. L. S. 3 pp. folio. 1761. 

To Sir William Johnson on Indian affairs. 

325 Lyman, Phinehas. General in French and Indian Wars. 

D. S. Folio. 1769. 

326 Lyndon, Josias. Governor of Rhode Island. A. D. S. 

i2mo. 1766. Also signed by Henry Marchant, M. O.C. 

327 ly /JASON, RonERT. Proprietor and Governor of New 
IVl Hampshire. D. S. Folio. 1685. Appointing 

overseers and collectors for the relief of the poor. 
Also signed by R. Chamberlain and James Sherlock, 
with their seals in red wax. 

328 Massachusetts Bay. George Jaffrey, A. D. S. , 3 pp. 

folio, 1682; George Loomis, D. S., folio, 1756, bill for 
the care of sick and wounded soldiers. 2 pieces 

329 Massachusetts. S. White, Speaker of Assembly, D. S. , 

4to, 1765; Samuel Phipps, Clerk, A. D. S., oblong, 
1716; Selectmen of Hingham, 1766, General Benjamin 
Lincoln and others. 3 pieces 

330 Massachusetts. Rev. Marmaduke Matthews, A. D. S., 

3 pp. 4to, 1655; James Humphrey, Justice, A. D. S., 
folio, Newbury, 1762; Richard Greenleaf, A. L. S., 
4to, Newbury, 1752. 3 pieces 

331 Massachusetts. Ezekiel Goldthvv. it. Registrar, A. D. S., 

2 pp., folio; Samuel Phipps, Clerk, A. D. S., 2 pp. 
folio; T. & J. Fleet, Printers, D. S., oblong, 1773, 
subscription receipt. 3 pieces 

332 Massachusetts. Capt. Jonathan Danforth, Brother of 

Governor, Auto. MSS., 2 pp. 4to; Henry Dow, Justice, 
A. D. S., folio, 1694; Deerfield, Report of Assessors, 
1763, signed by David Field, E. Williams and Joseph 
Barnard. 3 pieces 

333 Massachusetts. Addington Davenport, Judge, D. S., 

4to, 1706; Bromfield Petition to Gov. Bernard, fol., 
1765; Rev. Hugh Adams, A. L. S., 4to, Durham, 
1732, curious letter. 3 pieces 



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COLLECTION OF 



334 Massachusetts. Adam Winthrop, Secty. of Province, 

T.. S., 4to, Boston, 1734, Regarding a Missionary 
among the Mohawks; Isaac Addington, Judge, 
A. D. S., folio, 1677; John Appleton, Judge, A. D. S., 
oblong, 1698. 3 pieces 

335 Morris, Robert Hunter. Governor of Pennsylvania. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. Phil. 1755. 

To Governor DeLancey in relation to prohibiting the sending of 
provisions to Cape Breton; 

" There were last summer no less than 40 English vessels one 
" time in the Harbour of Louisbourg, cS:c." * * * " By Letter from 
" Maryland of the 26th of February, I am informed of the arrival of 
" General liraddock in N'irginia — Sir John St. Clair was at Freder- 
" icksburg on his way to the Camp." 

336 IVJEW HAMPSHIRE.. Song in the Autograph of 
i\ Theodore Atkinson, Sr., 8vo; Sampson Sheafe, 

Secty. of Province, A. D. L. , folio, 1699, Bill for his 
services as Secretary; Mark H. Wentworth, Distin- 
guished Lawyer, A. L. S., folio, Portsmouth, 1761. 

3 pieces. 

337 New York. Johannis J. Beekman, A. L. S., folio, N. Y. 

1725, Regarding transportation on Wood Creek; 
Isaac De Peyster, D. S., 2 pp., folio, 1760, Lease of lot 
in Fletcher Street, New York; Abrah' m De Peyster, 
Treasurer, A. D. S., oblong, 1753; Elizabeth Schuyler, 
A. L. S., 4to, Albany, in Dutch. 4 pieces 



338 PARTRIDGE, Richard. Agent for New Jersey and 
1 Rhode Island in England. L. S. 3 pp. 4to. 

1749. 

Refers to the Canada Expedition, with five lines and signature of 
Andrew Belcher, father to Covernor Jonathan Belcher. 

339 Penhallow, Samuel. Historian of the Indian Wars. 

A. D. S. Folio. 1699. Also signed by Theodore 
Atkinson, John Hinckes, Robert Elliot and Richard 
Waldron. 

340 Penn, Thomas. Proprietor and Governor of Pennsyl- 

vania. A. L. S. 4 pp. 4to. Lond. 1763. 

To Gov. John Penn. Regarding family matters and surveys of 
land in Tennsylvania. 



GERALD E. HART. 



58 



341 PENN, William. Founder of Pennsylvania. A. L. S. 

2 pp. folio. Phil. 1684. 

To Col. Thomas Dongan. Signed " Thy very real friend." 
With signature attached. Regarding boundary disputes with Mary- 
land. Vkry kakk. 

342 Pennsylvania. Benjamin Chew, Recorder, D. S., 4to., 

1757; Official document, 4 pp., folio, 1784, by the Clerk 
of the General Assembly, regarding the claims of Con- 
necticut to Wyoming. 2 pieces 

343 Pepperrell, William. Prominent Boston Merchant. 

Father of Sir William. A. D. S. Folio. 1709. 

344 r^UINCY, John. Speaker of Massachusetts House of 



Q 



Asembly, Grandfather of John Adams., D. S., 
folio, 1731; Samuel Ouincy, Solicitor-Gen. of Massa- 
chusetts, A. D. S. , folio, 1 761. 2 pieces 

345 Rawson, Edward. Secretary Colony of Massachu- 

setts, A. L. S. 2 pp. folio, 1673. 

To the Governor of Canada, Frontenac: 

" We shall take this opportunity to acquaint you that some of 
" yours (French) are settled or about to settle themselves within the 
" lines of our Patent granted us by our King, which extends North- 
" ward to the latitude of ^j i/t't^ircs ^j minutes upon a parallel East 
" and West line from the Atlantic Ocean through the main land of 
" America to the Western or South Sea, &c." 

346 Reynolds, John. Governor of Georgia. D. S. Folio. 

1755. Also signed by Governor James Habersham. 

347 RuGGLES, Gen. Timothy. President of the Stamp Act 

Congress. L. S. 4to. Boston, 1760. 

348 QT. CLAIR, Sir John. Brig.-Gen'l. In Braddock's 
O Defeat, &c., &c. A. L. D. Folio. Philadelphia, 1759 

Refers to Capt. Nelson who is confined in jail for a debt contracted 
for his Majestys service, and to the' difference between the payment 
of the King's troops and the Provincial troops. 

349 Schuyler, Col. Peter. Acting Governor of New York. 

A. D. S. Oblong. 1699. 

350 Sewall, Stephen. Clerk of the Court at the trial of the 

Witches, 1692. D. S. 2 pp. folio. Salem, 1715. 
Also signed by John Nelson, taken prisoner at St. 
John, N. B., by DeVillebon and sent to Quebec. 



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351 Shirt, KY John. Officer in French and Indian War. A. 

L. S. 7 PP- 4to. 1755- 

To Governor Morris, in relation to Braddock's defeat and tiie 
progress of the expedition against Niagara, <s.c. 

352 Shirley, John. A. L. S. 6 pp. 4to. 1755. 

To Governor Morris, giving details of the expedition against 
Frontenac. 

353 Shirley, Sir Wm. Commander-in-Chief, Governor of 

Mass. A. L. S. 4to. 

To (Governor Morris. Refers to making a road to Wills Creek, 
tiie scene of Washington's defeat. 

354 Shirley, Sir William. Three D. S. 1754, '55> 'S^- 

3 pieces 

355 South C.-^ROLiNA, Charles Montagu, Governor, A. L. S., 

4to; Thomas Skottowe, Secretary, A. D. S., 4to, 
lyyo. 2 pieces 

356 South Carolina, Chief Justices, D. S. of Benjamin 

Whitaker, 1745; James Leigh, 1758; and Charles 
Skinner, 1766. 3 pieces 

357 Stileman, Elias, Judge; Secretary of New^ Hampshire. 

Two D. S. 8vo. 1679-1692. 2 pieces 

358 Stiles, Rev. Ezra. President of Yale College. A. L. S. 

4to. Newport, 1767. 

To Rev. Dr. Wheelock, regarding Indian antiquities, &:c. : " I have 
" found a rock on Rhode Island charged with characters— though 
"unintelligible. I intend to transmit a drawing of it to the Royal 
" Society." This evidently refers to the celebrated Dighton Rock. 



359 n^ASKER, Benjamin. President of Maryland, Member 

1 of Albany Convention, 1754. A. D. S. Oblong. 
1767. Rare. 

360 Thwing, Nathaniel. Colonel in French and Indian 

War. A. L. S. 2 pp. folio. Boston, 1760. 

To Colonel John Thomas. Interesting letter relative to the Army 
at Halifax. Mentions Major Winslow, Governor Lawrence, Amherst 
and others. 

361 Torrey, Wm. Pilgrim Father. A. D. S. 4to. 1658. 

Also signed by Edmund Rice, Thomas Noyes and 
Edw^ard Rawson, Judge. 

Relative to the Indians and purchases of land from them. 



GERALD E. HART. 



55 



362 TuFTON, Major John, Judge in New Hampshire. D. S. 

Folio. 1688. 

Finding of .i Jury and signed by John Tuftonas SiierilT, with seal, 
and eight Jurymen with red wax seal. 

363 "VTAN DUSEN, John. Sheffield. D. S. Folio. 1756. 

* Account for conveying provisions to tiic Army at Fort Edward, 
Fort William Henry, &c. 

364 VESPUCCI, Amerigo De. The Discoverer of Amer- 

ica and after whom it was named. Document in 
Latin, last line of which mentions his name, as well as 
his brother Antonius. Dated May, 15 18. 4to page, 
folio, parchment. 

Of extreme interest and rarity. 

365 VESPUCCI, Antonius, Brother of Amerigo. In 

one of Amerigo's letters describing his discovery of 
America, he specially mentions his Brother Antonius, 
Document 7 lines in Latin. Circa, 1520. Parch- 
ment, small 4to. 

Beginning with the name Antonius Vespucci. 

366 VESPUCCI, Laurentius. Antonius. Document 

beginning with the above name, the last line having 
the name also of Antonius Vespucci. Dated at top, 
December, 1526. 9 lines. Small 4to, parchment. 

367 Virginia. — Robert Beverly, First Historian of Virginia, 

A. D, S,, 4to, 1692; William Morris, Ordnance Officer, 
A. L. S.. folio, 1677; John Carter, Secretary, A. L. S., 
folio, 173. 3 pieces 

368 Virginia, Curious Old Survey. Plan and Description 

by Wm. Thornton, Surveyor. Folio, 1706-7. Mounted 
on calico. 



369 ll/ADLEIGH, Rohert, and Richard Chamberlain. 

VV General Assembly of New Hampshire. D. S. 
Folio. 1681. 

370 Waedron, Richard. Major President of New Hamp- 

shire. Killed by the Indians, 1689. D. S. Folio. 
1656. Also signed by Bryan Pendleton, Shadrach 
Fletcher and James Pendleton. With red wax seals. 



66 COLLECTION OF 

371 Waldron, Richard. Power of Attorney to him from 

Josepli Austin, 8vo, 1652; Joseph Sherburne, A. L. S., 
4to, 1744, to R. Waldron, 2(1, with draft of his reply 
on back. 2 pieces 

372 Wallev, Gkn, John. Commanded the expedition against 

Canada in 1689. A, D. S. 3 pp. folio. Boston, 1677. 

373 Walm'.y, Gen. John. Three I). S. Folio. 1688, 1697, 

1706. 3 pieces 

374 Wali.ey, John, Jr. D. S. 2 pp. folio. Boston, 1707. 

Accounts of the estate of his father, the General. 

375 Walton, Coi.onei. Shadrach, Mount Harford. 26 

April, 1723. 

Affidavit of John Fryer referring to Cape C'anso being made a free 
port by Governor Richard Phillips, Governor of Nova Scotia. 

376 Wanton, Joseph. Governor of Rhode Island. D. S. 

4to. 1748. 

377 Ward, Edward. Major in French and Indian War, 

A. L. S., folio, 1769; Jabez Huntington, D. S. folio, 
1766, also signed by Zeph, Joshua and Samuel Hun- 
tington, the signer. 2 pieces 

378 Ward, Col. Henry. Member of Stamp Act Congress. 

A. L. S. 8vo. Providence, 1777. 

379 Weiser, Conrad. Famous Indian Interpreter. A. L. S. 

2 pp. folio. Heidleberg, 1754. 

Interesting letter on Indian affairs, referring to IIendrick, the 
celebrated Mohawk Chief, quoting Hendrick's words " that he would 
come down to us upon any occasion to advise with the Governor as 
in the presence of the most High" these latter words were adopted 
subsequently by the Government of Philadelphia in a medal they 
prepared for tlie Indian chiefs. Refers also to the coming war with 
Canada and to Lydia's fraudulent land purchase obtained from the 
Indians. 

380 Weiser, Conrad. A. L. S. 4to. Sulpehekin, 1744. 

About Indian affairs and intended visit to'Shamokin to give a pres- 
ent to the chief there. 

381 Wentworth, Benning. Governor of New Hampshire. 

A. D. S. 2 pp. 4to. Portsmouth, 1745-6. 
Instructions to enlist men for reinforcing Louisbourg. 

382 Wentworth, John, Sir. Last Royal Governor of New 

Hampshire. A. L. S. 4to. Scarborough, 1764. 



GERALD E. HART. 



57 



383 Wii.i.AKD, Major Simon. Noted Officer in the Indian 

Wars. D. S. Signed also by John Parker, i pa^e 
folio, 1664. Report as a Com. appointed by the Gen- 
eral Court to lay out 500 acres of land to the " Waynie- 
sick Indians." On the same page, a plan of the land 
at the junction of Concord and Merrimack Rivers 
(Lowell), drawn and signed by Jonathan Danforth, 
Surveyor. 

384 Williams, John, Rev. The Redeemed Captive, the 

Hero of the Deerfield Massacre, 1704, A. L. S. , 410, 
Deerfield, 1707, addressed to his dear children Eleazur 
and Stephen, with address; also A. L. S. from the 
Rev. Stephen Williams, his son, 4to, 1752, addressed 
to Sir Wm. Pepperrell. 2 pieces 

385 Wright, Sir James. Governor of Georgia. 1). S. 

Double Folio. 1767. Land grant. 




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AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY. 



386 /V BOVILLE, F. M., Count. French General. L. S. 
11 2 pp. folio. 

387 Arnold, Benedict. American General. Distinguished in 

invasion of Canada and for his patriotism in returning 
to his allegiance to his King in 1780. A. D. S. 4to. 
Albany, 1776. In regard to an Indian spy in Canada. 

388 Arnold, Benedict. L. S. 4to. Martinique, 1795. 

Refers to Mrs. Arnold and property in St. Johns. 
Portrait. 

389 Arnold, Benedict. A, D. 4to. 1774. Account en- 

tirely in his hand showing he was in the provision and 
horse trade business. 

390 Arnold, Benedict. A. D. 4to. 1766. Shipping 

receipt entirely in his hand. 

391 Auckland, Lord Wm. Eden. Peace Commissioner to 

United States in 1778. A. L. S, 3 pp. 4to. 1802. 

Mentions the first consul (Napoleon) and liopes for good humour 
between France and England. 



392 OALDWIN, Jeduthan. American Colonel of Engi- 
JL) neers, active in planning the works about Boston 

during its investment, prominent in the French and 
Indian War. A. L. S. Folio. 1788. 

To Dr. Holten, making his claim for pay as Colonel in the Conti- 
nental Army. 

393 Barhi^-Marbois. French Minister to United States dur- 

ing Revolution, Minister of Treasury under Napoleon. 
L. S. 2 pp. 4to. Portrait. Paris, 1802. 



GERALD E. HART. 69 

394 BiRON. Duke de Lauzun. French Colonel distinguished 

at Yorktown. Guillotined in 1793. D. S. Folio. 
1792. As General of the Army of the Rhine, with fine 
seal of the Republic. 

395 BRANT, JosKi'H (Thavanhanega). Mohawk Chief, 

Colonel in the British Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. 
Newark, 1797. , 

" 1 am happy to lind that the Senecas have agreed to meet you, 
" because I am sure it is their interest no dispose of at least one-half 
" of the country to sujiport themselves. The opinion you hold of 
" me, saying 1 would be of service was 1 ])resent, gives me great satis- 
" faction, and 1 most assuredly would be reatly to attend was I wanted 
" by their particular desire." 

Mr. Morris, to whom it is addressed, was an llnglish officer who 
was sent on a mission to I'ontiac, and who met with some remarkable 
adventures which are narrated in Parkman's " Conspiracy of 
Pontiac." 

396 Burton, Napier Christie. British General, distin- 

guished in Southern Campaign. A. L. 3d p. 4to. 
1825. 

397 Butler, Coi,. John, Commanded the British and Indians 

at the Massacre of Wyoming. A. L. S. 8vo. 1773. 
To Major Fonda. 

398 Butler, Col. Zehulon. Commanded the Americans at 

Massacre of Wyoming. D. S. 4to. Camp, 1783. 

399 /^ASWELL, Richard. American General, Governor 
\j of North Carolina. D. S. 4to. 1780. Muster 

roll. 

400 Clinton, Gen. George. Gov. of New York, Vice-Pres- 

ident of United States. Muster roll of Commissioned 
Officers of N. Y. Line. Folio. 1779. This is also 
a full A. D. S. of Gen. Philip Cortland. Very fine. 

401 Clinton, Gen. George. D. S. Folio. 1788. This is 

also a full A. D. S. of Gov. De Witt Clinton. 

402 Clinton, Sir Henry. Commander-in-Chief of the 

British Forces in America. L, S. Folio. New 
York. 1780. 

To Major-deneral Lincoln ; " In consequence of CJeneral Wash- 

" ington's acquiescence in the meeting proposed, General Philips will 

" be at Elizabethtown on the 19th inst.," iVc. 



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403 Ci.YMKR, Gkokge. Signer of the Declaration of Inde- 

pendence. A. 1). S, 8vo. 1778. 

404 CooTK, SiK livRE. British General. D. S. Folio. 1806. 

405 CoKTi.ANDT Philip v.\n. American General. A. L. S. 

4to. 1782. 
496 CusTiNE, Adam P. Count, French General distin- 
guished at Yorktown. Guillotined in 1793. D. S, 
2 pp. folio. 1776. Five lines auto. Rare. 



407 rVEARBORN, Hi.nry. 
\-) 2 pp. 4to. 1807. 



American General. A. L. S. 



" 1 have at this moment received a letter from the I'resident re- 
(lucstiiiK^ nic to return to Wasiiinj^ton, in consequence of an action 
which lias taken place iietwecn a ISritish 50 y;un ship and the Chesa- 
peake frijjate, the latter 'had lately left Hampton roads on her way 
to the Mediterranean. The Chesapeake was much shatteretl and has 
returned to Hampton roads, — the action was commenced by the 
Ihitish ship, because Commander Barron refused to give up some of 
his men which were demanded by the British commander." 

408 Dk Grasse, Francis J. Count, French Admiral distin- 

guished at Yorktown. D. S. 8vo. A Bord du 
Robuste, 1778. With fine portrait. Very rare. 

409 De Lancky, Oliver. Tory Colonel, afterwards British 

General. D. S. Folio. 1802. Also signed by Gen. 
Wm. Harcourt who captured Gen. Charles Lee. 

410 Deni, Sir Doyly. Captain of the British Ship Royal 

Oak. D. S. Folio. 1779. 

411 r^LBERT, Samuel. American General. D. S. Folio. 
\j Savannah, 1784. 

Inlaid in Whatman paper. 

412 Estaing, C. H. Count. PVench Admiral. Guillotined 

in 1794. D. S. 2 pp. folio. Port au Prince, 1764. 

413 Eustace, John Skey. American Colonel. Afterwards 

a French General. A. L. S. 4to. 



^I4 CANNING, Edmund. Tory, 

1 General and Governor of Nova Scotia. D 
Folio. 1764. 



Afterwards a British 

S. 



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415 Fkiiioku, Christian. American Colonel. In Invasion 

of Canada. A. 1). S. Half 410. 1793. 

416 Fonda, Jkli.ks. American Major. D. S. Folio. 17.S4. 

Giving a list of torics; (liiy Johnson, Daniel Claus, and others. 

417 r^AINF, Hu{;ii. Tory printer of New York. A. 1). S. 
vJ Half 4to. New York, 1771. 

418 Gagk, Thomas. Hritish Commander-in-Chief. Distin- 

guished at Boston. A. L. S. 4to. 1783. 

419 Grant, Jamks. British General. D. S. Oblong. 1776. 

Oath of Allegiance. 

420 fJALDIMAND, Sir Frkdkrick. Hritish General, 
11 (jovernor of Quebec. A. L. S. 4to. 1791. 

In i'lench. 

421 HAMILTON, James. British General. Captured at 

Saratoga. D. S. Folio. Frederick Town, -781. 

Muster roll of the Hritish troops taken prisoners at Saratoga. Of 
great historical interest. 

422 Hamilton, Jamks. D. S. Oblong. 1779. 

423 Hazk.n, Mosks. American General. He was the only 

Canadian who rose to that rank in the American Army. 
A. L. S. 4to. Trenton, 1784. 

424 Hkath, William. American General. A. D. S. 4to. 

Roxbury, 1806. 

425 Holzkndork, Baron. French Colonel. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

4to. Charleston, 1778. 

Mentions Gen. Washington ami other distinguished men. 

426 Hooper, Robert Lettis. Distinguished American 

Colonel. A. L. S. 2 pp. folio. Trenton, 1773. 

427 Howard, John Eager. American General. D. S. 

3 pp. folio. 1798. 

428 HoPKiNSON, Francis. Signer of the Declaration of In- 

dependence. D. S. Oblong. 1780. 

429 Howe, Richard. Earl. British Admiral. D. S. Folio. 

1759. 
._ i HOWE, Sir William. British Commander-in-Chief. 
Distinguished under Wolfe at Quebec. D, S. Folio. 
New York, 1777. 
Rare. 



ni coi.i.F.cTiON or 

431 Hui.i,, Wii,i,iAM. American Colonel. (General in 1812. 

vSiiirendered Detroit. A. L. S. i-'olio. Detroit, [807. 

432 HuNTiNdTON, Jedediaii. American General. D, S. 

Folio, 1807. 



433 



KNOX, Henry. American General, Secretary of War. 
A. L. S. 4to. New York, 1795. 



434 T AFAYETTK, (J. M. Marquis. French General. 

\-J L. S. 2 pp. 4to. Fork Creek, 1780. 

Ki'j,';ir(.linK' exchaiijre of prisoners with Lord Cornwallis. War 
letters of Lafayette are very rare. 

435 Lafayette. L. S. 3 pp. 4to. Paris, 1803. 

To President James Madison, regarding the cession of Louisiana, 
and the I'Vench war with I-'ngland, Mentions Bonaparte. 

436 Lameth, Alexander. French Colonel, President of 

National Assembly. A. L. S. 8vo. 

437 Laiouche-Trevili.e. French Admiral. L, S. 2 pp. 

4to. 1786. 

438 Laurens, Coi„ John. Aid-de-Camp to Washington. 

Killed in 1782. A. L. S. 4to. 1775. 

Giving particulars of Lord North's motion, by which he thinks 
" it may lead to a peaceable settlement of our present disputes." 

439 Lee, Henry. American General. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. 

1802. 

440 Lee, Richard Henry, Signer of the Declaration of In- 

dependence. A, D. Oblong. 3rd p. 

Also signed with initials. 

441 Levett, Francis. British Commissioner for exchange 

of prisoners at Charleston. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4to. "On 
board the Cartel Sloop, 21 Feby., 1780." 

" I beg leave to represent my present situation, confined on board 
so small a vessel crowded with fifty prisoners besides the ship's com- 
pany, and deprived of the common necessaries of life. * * 't * * i 
really must confess myself not able to support this treatment which 
your Excellency well knows the nature of my business does not 
entitle me to." 



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442 LiNfoi.N, Bknjamin. American (icneral. Surrendered 

Charleston. L. S, I'olio. 1800. 

443 LiviNf;sT()N, Wii.i.iAM. Governor of New Jersey. 

A. L. S. 4to. Philadelpliia, 1776. 

" It was received iV lilcd in t'onfiress iv tiiu liiLiI Kesoliitions of 
" C(in!.jit;ss respecting all the Officers taken at Cliamijiec ami St. 
" Johns lately transmitted to you by Mr. Sniitli. Those at Trt'iitoii 
" hail '^wvw ^nc.it (lis(iiiiet to tlie t'on^^ress by theirextrava^ant inaii- 
" ner of livin(f and they are all ordered to be boarded out at a dis- 
" t.ime from the Post Uoad upon a weekly allow.ince." 

Relative to the Prisoners taken upon the .\niericaii Invasion of 
Canada in i775-(i. 

444 I-iviNosroN, Jas. Brig. -Gen. (N. V.) in Revolution. 

D. S., 4to, 1777, on A. 1). S., of John McKessf)n. 

Resolution of Committee of .Safety providing for the relief of 
refugees from N. \'. 

445 LivERMOKK, Samuki,. Member of American Congress. 

D. S. Folio. Albany, 1756. 

Relative to the Commissioners of New Hampshire: despatching; 
troops between Fort Edward and Fort William Henry. Signed also 
by John Choate. 

446 LoRiNG, Joshua. British Commissary of Prisoners. 
. D. S. Folio. 1 761. 

447 W^ INTOSH, Lachlan. American General. A. D. S. 
IVl 2 pp. Folio. 1788. 

448 Maxwei.i,, Huoh. American Colonel. Distinguished at 

Bunker Hill. A. L. S. P^olio. West Point, 1779. 

449 Mei.vili.e, Col. Thomas. Member of the Boston Tea 

Party. A. D. S. 4to. 1805. 

450 Mii'Ei.iN, Thomas. American General, Governor of Penn- 

sylvania. L. S. Folio. 1792. 

451 MoiRA, Lord. Francis Hastings. British General. 

A. L. 3rd p. 8vo. 1808. 

452 Morgan, John. American Surgeon-General. T^. S. 

Double folio. 1783. Rare. 

453 MoRC-ANN, M. Secty. to Sir Guy Carleton. L. S. 

Folio. New York, 1782. Transmitting Orders of the 
Commander-in-Chief. 



64 COLLECTION OF 

454 Morton, Perez. American Orator. Delivered Oration 
over Body of Gen. Joseph Warren. A. D. S. 4to. 
Boston, 1777. 

4.'5S lyjIXON, CoL. John. Distinguished for being the 
i\ First to Publicly Read the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence at Philadelphia. D. S. 8vo. 1794. 

456 NoAiLLES, Louis DE. French General, Brother-in-law of 

Lafayette. A. N. S. Oblong. 1802. 

457 /^UTLAW, Ai.exan' er. Major in Revolution. Con- 
W temporary copy of Affidavit made by him regarding 

the movement of British Troops in Georgia. 2 pp. 
folio. 1779. 

458 DARKER, Sir Hyde. British Admiral. A. L. S. 
1 2 pp. 4to. Port Royal, 1798. On Hospital 

Matters. 

459 Parker, Sir Peter. British Admiral, Distinguished at 

Charleston. D. S. 4to. 1782. 

460 Parker, Richard. American Patriot. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

4to. 1781. " 

In regard to supplying provisions to tlie Count de (Irasse, in 
Chesapeake Hay. 

461 Paierson, John. American General. D. ,S. 4to. 1797 

462 Parsons, Samuel H. American General. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 4to. N. Y. 1776. 

Relative to the murder of his brother and ciglit other prisoners in 
Nova Scotia, by Baziell Bondrot, and his desire to have him trans- 
ported for trial. He having been lately apprehended in Canada by 
order of Cen. Arnold and imprisoned at St. Johns in irons. 

463 Parsons, Samuel H. D. S. 4to. 1774. 

464 Pemberton, Rohert. American Officer. A. L. S. 

Folio. N. Y. 1783. 

Mentions Mrs. Washington. 

465 Percy, Hugh. Duke of Northumberland. British 

General, Distinguished at Boston. A. L. S. 4to. 
Alnwick Castle, 1789. 

466 Pettit, Charles. American Colonel. A. L. S. 4to. 

Burlington, 1774. 



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467 Phillips, William. British General, Captured at Sara- 

toga. A. L. S. 4to. Col. Carter's House, 1779. 

468 Powell, Henry Watson. British General. Captured 

at Saratoga. A, L. S. 4to. 1805. Rare. 

469 Prevost, Augustine. British General. Distinguished 

under Wolfe at Quebec. A. L. S. 4to. 1784. 



470 



REED, J 
1781. 



oseph. American General. D. S. 



4to. 
4to. 
D. S. 



471 Rochambeau, Count. French General. D. S. 

Paris, 1792. With stamp. 

472 RocHEi'ONTAiNE, STEPHEN. French Colonel. A 

Folio. 1798. 

473 Rodney, C/esar. Signer of the Declaration of Inde- 

pendence. A. D. S. Oblong. 1775. Inlaid. 

474 Ross, Thomas. Tory Refugee from Georgia. A. L. S. 

4 pp. folio. St. Augustine, 1783. 

In regard to slaves carried there by the English, and protesting 
against the exclusion of the refugees from ( leorgia. 



475 QANDWICH, John Montagu, Earlof. British Secre- 
O tary of State. A. L. S. 3rd p. 8vo. 1775. 

476 Scammell, Alexander. American General. Killed at 

Yorktown. D. S. 4to. 1778. 

477 Selin, Antoine. French Colonel under Pulaski. A, L. S. 

4to. 1779. 

478 Sherbkooke, Sir John C. British General, Governor 

of Lower Canada. D. S. Folio. 1880. 

479 Small, John. British Major, afterwards General. Dis- 

tinguished at Bunker Hill. A. L. S. 4 pp. 410. 

1783. 

480 Smallwood, William. American General. A. D. 3d p. 

2 pp. fol. 1790. 

481 Smith, Col. Wm. S. Aide to Washington. A. L. 

3d p. folio. 1782. 

Mentions Gen. Washington. 

482 Smith, Samuel. American General. A. L. S. 4to. 

t8i6. 



^'6 COLLECTION OF 

483 Stone, John H. American Colonel, Governor of Mary- 

land. A. L. S. 4to. 1800. 

484 'pERNANT, Jean de. French Colonel. A. L. S. 

1 8vo. Paris, 1814. 

485 Ten Broeck, Abraham, American General. D. S. 

4to. 1786. 

486 Thomas, John. American General. D, S. Double 

folio. Boston, 1760. 

Pay-roll of the field and staff officers of his regiment from Nov. 
2, 1759, to May 14, 1760, giving names of officers. Col. Thomas 
commanded the forces at Isle Aux Noix, under Haviland, in 1760, 
and at Beausejours in 1755, when the Acadians were expelled. 

487 Truxton, Thomas. American Commodore. D. S. 3 pp. 

Folio. 1794. 

Signed four times. Giving the naval code of signals, with flags in 
colors. 

488 TT-AN RENSSELAER, Robert. Colonel in Revolu- 

V tion. Defeated Sir John Johnson in his Mohawk 
Valley raid. A. L. S. 4to. Claverack, 1781. 
To Gov. Clinton, with draft of Clinton's reply in his hand. 

489 VioMENiL, Charles J., Marquis de. French General, 

afterwards Marshal. A. L. S. 410. 1789. 

With portrait. Very rare. 

490 AT fARD, Artemas. American General. A. D. 4to. 

Enlistment paper of a soldier for the French and Indian War. 

491 Warren, Gen. Joseph. American General, killed on 

Bunker Hill. 

His endorsement, with signature, on back of a bill against him. 
March, 1775. 

492 Washington, George. American Commander-in-Chief. 

A. D. 3d page. 8vo. i860. 
Containing full name. 



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PRINTED BROADSIDES. 



493 AsHHURST (Justice). Charge to the Grand Jury. Lon- 

don, 1792. 2 pp. Folio. 

494 BA1NI3RIDGE, Edward. Poem on the death of. Latin. 

Double folio. 1651. "A. M. " 

495 Breviete ok the Act. First Year of William and Mary. 

4 pp. Folio. London, 1689. 

496 Bull, John. The Meditations of. Folio. No date. 

Parody on Tom Paine's " Rights of Man." 

497 Bull, Thomas. One Pennyworth of Truth from Thomas 

Bull to his Brother John. London, John Stockdale. 
2 pp. Folio. 1792. 

Satire upon the American Revolution and Tom Paine. 

498 Bull, Thomas. Do. A second letter. Folio. 1792. 

499 Charlettus Percivallo Suo. I p. 8vo, Latin. Lon- 

don, 1706. 
Signed " P. S." 

500 Convert Scot (The), and Apostate English. 4 pp. 

Poem. 

501 Cozens (Bishop). Argument proving Adultery ni oves a 

dissolution of the Marriage. 4 pp. Folio. 

502 Elegie. On the much to be lamented death of Alexander, 

Lord Reath. Folio, London, 1698. 

503 Fitz-Harris, Edward. The Last Speech of Fitz-Harris 

at the time of his execution at Tyburn, ist July, 1681. 
Rye House Plot. 2 pp. 8vo. London. 

504 Fundamental Positions and Queries. 2 pp. folio. 

505 His Majesty's Declaration to all his Loving Subjects, 

touching the causes and reasons that moved him to 
dissolve the 2 last Parliaments. 11 pp. 8vo. London, 
1661. 

506 Letter, from the Grand Jury of Oxford to the London 

Grand Jury, relating to the case of the Protestant 
Joyner. 2 pp. folio. London, 1661. 

507 Painter (New Advice to a). Poem. 4 pp. folio. 

508 Painter (Second Advice to the). Poem. 4 pp. folio. 



OS COLLECTION OF 

509 Popish Plot. The 2d part to the same tune or answer 

to the Lady of qualities. Popish Ballad of the Papist 
Plot. F'olio. 

510 Prince of Orange (Proof of the Birth of the). 

Whitehall, 2 2d of October, 1688. 4 pp. folio. 

511 Prince of Orange Plot, 1687. Small 4to. 1687 and 

1688. 5 pieces 

512 The Protestation of the Lords upon rejecting the 

Impeachment of Mr. Fitz-Harris. March 28, 1681. 
2 pp. folio. 
Rye House Plot. 

513 Rye House Plot. " An Account of all those as have 

been taken into custody since the discovery of the new 
conspiracy." 2 pp. folio. London, 1683. 

This broadside gives the names of those arrested for treason 
against the King and the Duke of York. Specially mentioning the 
Earl of Shaftesbury as the Ring Leader. 

514 Shaftesbury (Speech of the Earl of), then Lord 

Chancellor, when Sergeant Thurland was made Baron 
of the Exchequer. 2 pp. folio. London, 1681. 

515 Vaughan, Richard (The Speech of) to the Duke of 

Beaufort. 4 pp. folio. London, 1684. 

516 Vision of the Tower to the L. H. in his contem- 

plation. Poem. 2 pp. folio. London, 1681. 

517 WASHINGTON BROADSIDE. Order of Procession 

in Honour of the Establishment of the Constitution of 
the United States. To parade precisely at 8 o'clock in 
the morning of Friday the 4th of July, 1788. Proceed- 
ing also 3rd Street to Callow-Hill Street, thence to 4th 
Street, down 4th Street to Market Street, thence to the 
grounds in front of Bush Hill, Philadelphia. Printed 
by Hall & Sellers. Signed by order of the Committee 
of arrangements. Francis Hopkinson, Chairman. 
His Excellency the President and the Supreme Execu- 
tive Council form part of the Procession which is 
divided into 85 Divisions or Sections. Double folio. 

518 Word to the Wise for settling the Government. 

2 pp. folio. London, 1689. 



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OLD NEWSPAPERS. 

519 Canadian. The Quebec Gazette, Thursday, January 

2d, 1806, mentions the great and glorious news of 
the unparalleled and important victory by Admiral 
Lord Viscount Nelson on the 21st October, off Cape 
Trafalgar, and in which his death is announced; also 
fac-simile of the first page of the first number of the 
Montreal Gazette, 3d June, 1778, autotype; and fac- 
simile of first page, first number, of the " Bytown 
Independent,"nowOttawa, February 24, 1836. 3 pieces 

520 Canadian. " L'Avenir." Two numbers. Montreal, 15 

April, 1848, and 19 April, 1848, containing a long 
speech of Hon. L. J. Papineau, the famous agitator 
of 1837, consisting of 17^ columns. One of his most 
important speeches. Referring to the expedition of 
the Acadiens and Canadian History generally. 2 pieces 

521 "Franklin Miscellany," Saturday, Dec. 30, 1837. 

Published for Benjamin Franklin, by B. D. Cousins, 
London. 

522 London Gazetje. First sheet of No. 2120, March 11, 

1685. Contains the Proclamation of King James, the 
second general pardon upon his ascension to the 
throne. The names of all parties arrested in the Duke 
of Monmouth's conspiracy are given. 

523 The New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury. No. 

1251, Oct. 2, 1775; No. 1258, Nov. 20, 1775: Giving 
an account of the surrender of Fort Sir John to the 
Provincial troops, and mentions the defeat of General 
Carleton at Longueuil; also a list of the killed and 
wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill. 2 pieces 

524 New York Gazette and Weekly Gazette. No. 1530, 

Feb. 12, 1781 (supplement); No. 1532, Feb. 26, 1781; 
No. 1533, March 5, 1781; No. 1534, March 12, 1781; 
No. 1536, March 26, 1781; No. 1537, April 2, 1781; 
No. 1538, April 9, i78r; No. 1574, Dec. 17, 1781; No. 
1576, Dec. 31, 1781; No. 1864, Sept. 8, 1783. Replete 
with items concerning the War of the Revolution. 

lo pieces 



70 COLLECTION OF 

525 Observer, London, Sept. 5th, 1820, with Supplement, 

containing the trial of Queen Caroline and the speech 
of the Attorney-General; July 22, 1821, with supple- 
ment, contains the coronation of George IV. and illus- 
trations referring thereto. 

526 Pennsylvania Journal or Weekly Advertiser. Four 

numbers. July 20; Aug. 10; Sept. 14; and Oct. 26, 
1749. Containing a full account of the founding of 
Halifax and St. Johns. 4 pieces 

527 Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser. No. 

840, Jany. 11, 1759; No. 841, Jany. 18, 1759; No. 
842, Jany. 25, 1759; No. 851, March 29, 1759; No. 
855, April 26, 1759; No. 856, May 3, 1759; No. 857, 
May 10, 1759; No. 858, May 17, 1759. Among a 
large number of items referring to the war against 
Canada, the arrival of Admiral Saunders' Squadron at 
Halifax with Wolfe's expedition against Quebec, is 
given in detail. Names of vessels, number of men, 
&c. The bounties paid for military service against 
Quebec is also mentioned. 8 pieces 

528 Pennsylvania Journal. Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, 

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 25, 1755. Giving 
much interesting Canadian news. 7 pieces 

529 Pennsylvania Journal. March 21, June 1, June 8, 

Nov. 30, Dec. 12, 1749. Much interesting colonial 
news. 5 pieces 

530 Penny Satirist. Two number.-.. London, July ist, 

Oct. 21, 1837. Contains articles on Queen Victoria's 
ascension to the Throne and the choice of a Husband. 

2 pieces 

531 People's Police Gazette. London, May 17, 1834. 

532 "Slap at Slop" (A), and the Bridge Street Gang. 

(London, 1821.) 

Contains the Death of Queen Caroline, and a large number of 
cuts relative thereto, written in a satirical and comical manner. 
Published by William Hone. 

533 "The Times." London, Nov. 7, 1805. Contains the 

account of the Victory of Lord Nelson off Trafalgar, 
and of his Death. 






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534 "Thk Times.'' August 14, 1820. Contains a letter 

from Queen Caroline relative to her trial, and is in 
mourning for the Duchess of York. 

535 Miscellaneous Lot. Josh Billings, Humorist, A, N S., 

oblong; Tristram Burges, Chief-Justice R. I., A. L. S., 
4to, 1828; David Dagget, U. S. Senator, A. L. S., 3 
pp. folio, 1 81 3; On Napoleon's Invasion of Russia; 
Thomas S. Grimke, author, A. L. S., 4to, 1834; 
Simeon Greenleaf, author, A. L. S. , 8vo, 181 7; John 
Young, Governor of New York, D. S,, 4to, 1848 (2 
pieces); Wm, P. Preble, diplomatist, A. L. S., 3 pp. 
4to, 1825; George Pownall, D. S., 3 pp. folio; Nathaniel 
Piatt, A. L. S., folio, 1795; R^v. Samuel Parr, author, 
A. N. S., oblong. n pieces 

536 Gavazzi, Alex. Reformed Italian priest and agitator. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 8vo. 1852. 

537 Haliburton, T. C. " Sam Slick," author. A. L. S. 

4to. 1839. 

538 Palmerston (Lord). Prime Minister. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

4to. 1830. 

539 Signatures. Jonathan Belcher, Jeffrey Amherst, Duke 

of Norfolk and others. 7 pieces 






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